Ebrahim Raisi


Pence headlines Free Iran summit in DC denouncing Ebrahim Raisi alongside foreign policy hawks

Members of the hawkish wing of the US foreign policy establishment met at Washington DC’s Hilton hotel for the Free Iran Summit 2021, a conference hosted by Iranian dissidents, where they called for popular revolution against Iran’s government.The convention was headlined by former Vice President Mike Pence but attended by top Iran hawks in both parties; former Sens Joe Lieberman and Robert Torricelli represented the Democratic Party’s conservative wing at the event.Speakers at Thursday’s event, discussed the actions of Iran’s government including its support for militant groups in the Middle East, while Mr Pence himself touted the actions of the...

Iran's new President Ebrahim Raisi slams US at UNGA

Tehran [Iran], September 22 (ANI): Iran's new President Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday (local time) slammed the US and called America to refrain from trying to influence the world, saying the world no longer cares about "America First" or "America's Back". Iran's new hardline president in the pre-recorded address at the...

Ebrahim Raisi

When Ebrahim Raisi, an unremarkable 60-year-old cleric, was anointed Iran’s President in an engineered June 2021 election, the decisive vote was cast not by Iran’s population but its 82-year-old Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has ruled since 1989 and sees in Raisi a loyal supplicant and potential successor. Raisi’s...

As Ebrahim Raisi begins his presidential role, oppression is set to soar in Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran inaugurated its eighth president on August 5. Ebrahim Raisi, the former Chief Justice and head of the regime's judiciary apparatus, won the presidential election on June 19 in a landslide victory. Many observers both in Iran and internationally were hardly surprised at Raisi’s victory. Leading...

New Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi appoints conservative Cabinet members

Iran’s new president presented a Cabinet dominated by hard-liners on Wednesday, state TV reported, providing one of the first glimpses into the policies he might pursue over the next four years. The conservative cleric and former judiciary chief, Ebrahim Raisi, nominated hard-line career diplomat Hossein Amirabollahian to the crucial post...

US urges Iran's new President Ebrahim Raisi to resume nuclear talks

The US has called on Iran's new president to return to talks on reviving a historic nuclear deal. The window for diplomacy would not remain open forever, a spokesman for the US state department warned. Tensions between the US and Iran have soared since 2018, when then-President Donald Trump pulled...

Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi sworn in as Iran's new president

Ebrahim Raisi was sworn in as Iran's new president in Tehran on Thursday amid tensions with the West and economic pressure and unrest from U.S. sanctions. Why it matters: Raisi's four-year presidency solidifies Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's anti-Western hold on all branches of Iran's government and positions Raisi as a leading candidate to succeed Khamenei.

Ebrahim Raisi Fast Facts

(CNN) — Here's a look at the life of Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi. Marriage: Jamileh Alamolhoda (1983-present) Education: Attended seminary in Qom; Shahid Motahari University, Ph.D in law. Religion: Islamic, Shiite Muslim. Other Facts. His father passed away when Raisi was 5 years old. Wears a black turban, signifying...