Opinions On Iran

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The political sorrows of a betrayed and disgraced Iranian football legend

Ali Parvin, a veteran of Persepolis Club and a former player and head coach of the Iranian national football team, has supported Ebrahim Raeesi for president. (Supplied) By Payam Younesipour June 18, 2021 In a video released June 16, Ali Parvin, a veteran of Persepolis football team and a former player and retired [...]

By |June 18th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Why is Khamenei still calling on people to vote?

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (ISNA) By Faramarz Davar June 17, 2021 Recent surveys have indicated that turnout at the Islamic Republic’s 13th presidential election is set to be the lowest on record. In a bid to put a gloss on this, a spokesperson for the Guardian Council has already said that [...]

By |June 17th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Biden should not lift sanctions against Iranian presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi

Ebrahim Raisi, center, leaves as other presidential candidates are seen at the conclusion of their second TV debate in a state-run TV studio, in Tehran, Iran, June 8, 2021. (AP) By Matthew Zweig June 17, 2021 Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in congressional testimony last week that if Iran and the United States re-enter [...]

By |June 17th, 2021|North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

Iran’s Raisi faces charges of ‘heinous’ human rights violations

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (L) meets Ibrahim Raisi after the latter was appointed as the head of the judiciary in 2018. (Khamenei .ir) June 16, 2021 Ebrahim Raisi, the favorite in Iran's presidential election, has used his position at the heart of the judiciary for grave rights violations, including mass executions of political [...]

By |June 16th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Hardliners’ hand-wringing as Ghasem Soleimani’s daughters come out of his shadow

Zeinab Soleimani, the daughter of the killed IRGC commander Qassem Soleimani. (Fars) By Ehsan Mehrabi June 16, 2021 In Shia Muslim doctrine, Zeinab, the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad’s son-in-law, is a symbol of strength, piety and the continuation of the path of the third Shiite Imam. And Narjes, the mother of Imam [...]

By |June 16th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Khamenei set to tighten grip in Iran vote as frustrations grow

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a meeting in Tehran on October 18, 2017. (Reuters) June 15, 2021 Iranians elect a new president on Friday in a race dominated by hardline candidates close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, with popular anger over economic hardship and curbs on freedoms set to keep many pro-reform Iranians [...]

By |June 15th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Iran’s Rouhani years: From euphoria to disappointment

President Hassan Rouhani meeting with the Director General of the IAEA in Tehran, August 26, 2020. (AFP) June 15, 2021 Promising greater openness at home and outreach abroad when he was elected in 2013, Iran's outgoing moderate President Hassan Rouhani comfortably won a second term but leaves office as a deeply unpopular figure. [...]

By |June 15th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Revelation by ex-intelligence minister sheds light on Iran election process

Women walk past electoral posters for the upcoming elections in central Tehran February 24, 2016. REUTERS June 15, 2021 In a television program aired Sunday, Heydar Moslehi, intelligence minister during the 2013 presidential election, claimed he convinced the constitutional watchdog the Guardian Council to bar former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani from running in [...]

By |June 15th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Khamenei is Iran’s most important voter, and he wants more extremism, not less

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei casts his ballot during parliamentary and Experts Assembly elections in Tehran, Feb. 26, 2016. (AP) By Saeed Ghasseminejad and Behnam Ben Taleblu June 14, 2021 Elections have consequences, even in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Nobody knows this better than Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the country’s most powerful [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Iran’s election is a choice between ‘extreme’ and ‘more extreme’

Iranian presidential candidates participate in a televised debate in a state-run television studio, in Tehran, Iran, on June 5, 2021. (AP) By Con Coughlin June 12, 2021 No vote has yet been cast, but already the outcome of Iran’s upcoming presidential election is considered by many to be a foregone conclusion, with victory [...]

By |June 12th, 2021|Iran, Opinions On Iran|