She expressed gratitude that Iranian authorities are allowing the encrypted service to work with no censorship or interference. Moderate and reformist candidates seem to be gaining most from the service. I asked the cappucino drinker, 30-year-old Elham Ghorbani, an English teacher, how she would be voting. The owner of one coffee shop, Faramarz Rad, spoke of a calmer, more contented atmosphere since the nuclear deal: "One of the most important achievements of President Rouhani is fulfilling his promise to get sanctions lifted," he said.
"The enemy wants to infiltrate," they are told by Ali Movahedi-Kermani, one of Tehran's Friday prayer leaders. He says that after kicking the US out of Iran it wants to get in by the back door and infiltrate Iran's centres of power and decision-making.Social media provided a chance to expand the network of potential clients.This started four days ago, cropping up all over Twitter in that mushroomy fashion, as if it had rained.An unprecedented 12,000 candidates had applied and most of those barred were reformists and moderates.While messaging from the mosques has been conservative, there is a more casual approach on smartphones everywhere in Tehran. Wherever you go people of all ages are keeping in touch - mainly using the Telegram app although some are also using Instagram.Over time, they developed new ways to solicit clients.