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Iran President Hassan Rouhani

Does Iran Want to Punish the West or Itself on Human Rights?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.25.2015 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Despite calls for the release of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, Iran went out of its way to keep him in jail, signaling to the West that the highly praised nuclear deal would not influence its internal policies.

Iran: Diplomacy or War?

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The Iran agreement may go ahead without their approval, but Republicans are playing a dangerous game: once again, they are favoring war over diplomacy.

Jessica Schulberg

The Key Takeaways From The Iran Deal, According To Former State Department Negotiators | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To those who feared that the deadline for a political framework on the Iran nuclear deal would pass with nothing to show for two years o...

Brother Of Imprisoned British-Iranian Woman Speaks Out: She Was Just Trying To Watch A Volleyball Game

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

Three months ago, 25-year-old Ghoncheh Ghavami headed to Tehran's Azadi stadium to support Iran's national men's volleyball team and left with handcuf...

One Year Under the Pragmatist Government Insider: Rouhani

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

How has President Rouhani addressed the critical issues on Tehran's agenda in his first year and has he succeeded in fulfilling his promises?

Iran's President Contemplates Cooperation With U.S. On Iraq

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2014 | World

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, June 14 (Reuters) - Iran could contemplate cooperating with its old adversary the United States...

Why Iran Should Appoint a New Ambassador to the UN?

Omid Memarian | Posted 06.18.2014 | World
Omid Memarian

Iran's decision to resist replacing Hamid Aboutalebi, as the Islamic Republic's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, is only increasing frustrations both in Tehran and Washington.

Iran's President Calls For Increased Academic Freedoms

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 10.14.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president stepped up his challenge to hard-line factions on Monday, calling for the lifting of restrictio...

No Olive Branch From Netanyahu for Iran; a Small Twig for Peace with Palestinians

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 12.02.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Seeking to discourage a rapprochement between Washington and Tehran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel threatened military action against Iran and dared others to do the same.

Rouhani -- Meaningful Reforms or Political Games?

Nazanin Boniadi | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Nazanin Boniadi

Freeing Sotoudeh and others is a welcome gesture to distance the Iranian government from a brutal history of repression, but Iranians will rightly continue to demand further reforms from within.

Testing Iran's Change of Position

Allan Topol | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Allan Topol

Some in the U.S. concluded that at long last, Tehran desires a thaw in its relations with Washington and a normalization. I remain skeptical, hoping they are correct, but unwilling to make that leap for a number of reasons.

Iran's President Urges 'Interaction' At UN

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 11.23.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's president used his final moments before leaving for New York on Monday to urge Western leaders to heed his appeals for greater ...

New Iranian Cabinet Nominees: Building Bridges Between Factions to Yield Reform

Jahandad Memarian | Posted 10.08.2013 | World
Jahandad Memarian

Rouhani's appointments provide early clues regarding the direction and policy platform of the moderate president's upcoming term. As promised during his campaign, Rouhani's selections represent a large scope of the political spectrum.

WATCH: What Israelis Wish For Iranians May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 02.02.2015 | Religion

What do Israelis want for Iranians? Three American filmmakers, Joseph Shamash, Andrew Lustig and Jeff Handel, asked people on the streets of Jerusalem...

Iran's New Prez Reaches Out To U.S. In First Press Conference

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

By Marcus George and Yeganeh Torbati DUBAI, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Iran's incoming President Hassan Rouhani used his first press conference...

Iran's Newly Elected President and His First Term's Significant Domestic and Foreign Policies

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.25.2013 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Based on the ideological, career, personal, and political characteristics of Hassan Rouhani, his position towards Tehran's nuclear enrichment does not differ from the position of Iran's Supreme Leader, Revolutonary Guards' high generals, Basij.

How Does Rouhani's Election Affect Israel?

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 06.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- The surprising victory of a reformist candidate in Iran's presidential election has put Israel in a difficult position as it tries to hal...

Iran's President-Elect Says Economy 'Will Take Time'

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's newly elected reformist-backed president said Sunday that the country's dire economic problems cannot be solved "overnight...

Iran's New President Hails 'Victory Of Moderation'

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2013 | World

By Zahra Hosseinian DUBAI, June 16 (Reuters) - Moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani won Iran's presidential election on Saturday with a reso...