The Iranian regime has approved of six presidential candidacies, disqualifying over 1,600 — including over 130 women — who filed to run. The “election” will be held on May 19, followed by a runoff between the top two vote-getters if no candidate wins a majority.
Before reviewing the candidates, we should look at how this sham “election” takes place.
To run for president in Iran, the Guardian Council must approve of the candidacy. Only six of over 1,600 candidacies were approved. Thus, it must be assumed that any distinction being mentioned between “moderate” and “conservative” candidates is very minor. The debates and emphasis on these distinctions make these differences seem much bigger than they really are. All the candidates profess loyalty to the theocratic regime and its proclaimed “Islamic Revolution” for Iran and the world.
Who makes up the Guardian Council? Pro-regime clerics chosen directly or indirectly by the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei.
This is more like a party primary of theocrats than a general election as…
Iran’s Presidential Candidates’ Crimes Against Humanity
Iran’s presidential election is scheduled for May 19. Last week the Guardian Council, the body controlled by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei which vets election candidates, eliminated all but six candidates. Only two of the remaining six are considered serious applicants for the Islamic Republic’s next president: incumbent President Hassan Rouhani and Ebrahim Raisi, a cleric currently heading the Astan Quds Razavi, a so-called charity foundation with an estimated value of $15 billion.
Pictures of some of the Iranians massacred in 1988 by Khomeini’s regime at an exhibition in the mayor’s office in Paris. (Photo: National Council of Resistance of Iran)
As far as the Iranian people are concerned, there is no difference between these two candidates and no fundamental change will result from the selection of either candidate.
However, this presidential election has set the stage for the Iranian people and the international community to witness the most unprecedented confessions by various candidates regarding the 1988 massacres and crimes against humanity carried out by the entire Islamic Republic regime.
Based on a decree issued by the leader of the Iranian Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran’s brutal ruler from 1979 until his death in 1989, the regime massacred over 30,000 political prisoners in a span of four months during the summer of 1988.
The decisions of who would be executed were decided by a four-man committee appointed by Khomeini himself. Raisi, currently running for president, and Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, ironically Rouhani’s justice minister, were two members of this body known as the “Death Committee.”
In 1988, Rouhani himself was a high-ranking official in the defense ministry, making it highly unlikely that he was not aware of the massacres taking place.
In addition, when former Iranian president Ahmadinejad chose Pour-Mohammadi as his interior minister in 2005, there was an international outcry against the appointment due to Pour-Mohammadi’s role in the massacres…