Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s pick, Ebrahim Raisi, is likely to win * Low turnout expected, as low as 30%-40% compared to 70% in 2017.
It will be the first visit by Kohavi and he is expected to try to persuade the Americans not to reenter the Iranian deal
BEHIND THE LINES: In the past, the emergence of a new leader has prompted Israel’s adversaries to put him to the test
The competition has become de facto limited to seven candidates, most notably Ebrahim Raisi, one of the most prominent close associates of the Iranian leader, Khamenei.
Atusa Sabagh, an Iranian dissident based in Vienna, said police told protestors that Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said they “are not allowed to protest.”
There have been four wild developments on Wednesday and in recent days which will have major impacts on the future of the Iranian nuclear standoff.
The decision resulted in a field of two low-key moderates five hardliners, including the front-runner, hardline judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi, an ally of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Investigative journalist Rachel Binhas reported the French government authorized the extradition of the Lebanese national Mazen al-Atat, who is alleged by the US to be an agent for Hezbollah.
From the very beginning of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the leaders of the regime constituted the function of elections in Iran as a demonstration of public support.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say in all matters of state, has repeatedly ruled out negotiations with the United States.