May 19, 2021
Six Candidates are on US/EU Sanctions List
Six of the 592 candidates who nominated between May 11 and May 15, all of whom are high-profile are on United States or European Union sanctions lists. Frontrunner Ebrahim Raisi tops the list, alongside Fereydoun Abbasi, Hossein Dehghan, Abol-Hassan Firuzabadi, Rostam Ghasemi and Ezatollah Zarghami.
April 28, 2021
Abbasi Announces Candidacy
Conservative parliamentarian and nuclear scientist Fereydoun Abbasi today announced that he will nominate for President, with the slogan of “Elite Government”. Although associated with the Principalist faction, Abbasi announced he was running as an independent. Abbasi served as the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation, and narrowly escaped assassination in 2010.
March 30, 2021
Mohammad Abbasi announces Candidacy
Former Ahmadinejad minister Mohammad Abbasi today announced his intention to run. The former Minister of Sport is famous in Iran for overseeing one of the country’s most successful Olympic teams.