Iran’s New President

Posted on AllSides June 23rd, 2021

“Iran’s president-elect [Ebrahim Raisi] staked out a hard-line position Monday in his first remarks since his landslide election victory, rejecting the possibility of meeting with President Joe Biden or negotiating Tehran’s ballistic missile program and support of regional militias.” (AP News)

Both sides condemn Raisi’s human rights record:

“During his two years at the helm of Iran’s judiciary, Raisi has expanded the scope of the death penalty, wielding the sentence as a tool of repression against dissenting political voices and ethnic and religious minorities.  According to Amnesty International, Iran...

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