Iran’s frontrunners both well-connected to Arab Shiites

Mainstream media in Iran-backed Arab capitals are standing at arm’s length from the two leading candidates in the upcoming Iranian elections, scheduled for 19 May. Ebrahim Raisi and Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf are receiving next to no media coverage in the pro-Hezbollah Lebanese daily al-Akhbar or the Hezbollah-affiliated television station al-Manar. State-run channels in Baghdad and […]