Israel hopes Iran's next president is the lesser of two evils

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  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Israel hopes Iran's next president is the lesser of two evils
    May 18, 2017 12:37
    Pragmatist Rouhani is running for reelection against hardliner Ebrahim Raisi in a vote that will have wide-ranging implications for Israel.
    Iranian presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi attends a campaign rally in Tehran, April 29. (photo credit:ATTA KENARE / AFP)

    On May 19, Iranians will go to the polls to elect their president. The elections are arguably the most important in Iran this century, coming as they do after the nuclear deal, the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and the P5+1 (the five UN Security Council powers plus Germany), which, in essence lifted financial sanctions worth billions of dollars on Iran in exchange for severe curbs on its nuclear program, theoretically making an Iranian dash for “the bomb” almost impossible without early detection.

    The deal can be deemed – without fear of hyperbole – to be historic. The months leading up to its signing saw Iran and the US negotiate face to face for the first time since the 1979-1981 hostage crisis in which a militant Iranian student group stormed the US Embassy in Tehran and held captive all the diplomats and staff inside for more than a year. An enraged US broke off all relations with Iran and froze billions of dollars of Iranian assets abroad.

  2. DanLMP

    DanLMP Well-Known Member

    Everyone thought Rouhani was the lesser of two evils.
    The number of executions increased.

    Vote for whoever you want. Odds are he'll be bad.
    Andrew and Chris like this.
  3. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Very sad, but very true. :sad
  4. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

    Yeah yeah of course.

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