Iran hardliner linked to mass executions likely to become next president, as regime excludes opponents

Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s judiciary chief who lost the 2017 contest against now-outgoing President Hassan Rouhani, is seen as the favorite to win the June 19 vote.

SATELLITE IMAGES OF IRAN NUCLEAR SITE RAISE ALARMS AS IAEA MEETS IN VIENNA

June 8, 201: In this picture made available by Young Journalists Club, YJC, presidential candidates, from left to right, Mohsen Rezaei, Alireza Zakani, Mohsen Mehralizadeh, Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi, Saeed Jalili, Ebrahim Raisi, , and Abdolnasser Hemmati attend their second TV debate in a state-run TV studio, in Tehran, Iran. (Morteza Fakhri Nezhad/ Young Journalists Club, YJC via AP).

June 8, 201: In this picture made available by Young Journalists Club, YJC, presidential candidates, from left to right, Mohsen Rezaei, Alireza Zakani, Mohsen Mehralizadeh, Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi, Saeed Jalili, Ebrahim Raisi, , and Abdolnasser Hemmati attend their second TV debate in a state-run TV studio, in Tehran, Iran. (Morteza Fakhri Nezhad/ Young Journalists Club, YJC via AP).

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