Iran has rejected Israeli accusations that it was involved in the attack, calling the allegations "baseless" and an attempt by Israel to "divert attention from facts".
The unsurprising victory of Ebrahim Raisi will further entrench the hardline establishment, to the detriment of Iranians who have sacrificed their lives and livelihood for basic freedoms.
Tehran appears more panicked in its response to these protests, which have claimed more than 100 lives across Iran. The government links them to ongoing protests in Iraq and Lebanon.
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