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Rouhani: Iran Will Honor Nuclear Deal If Powers Do Likewise

Posted 04.03.2015 | World

DUBAI, April 3 (Reuters) - Iran will honor the framework agreement for a nuclear accord provided world powers hold up their end of the bargain, Presid...

Iranian President Blames Fall In Oil Prices On 'Treachery'

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 12.10.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the sharp fall in global oil prices is the result of "treachery," in an appa...

Iran's President Pledges To Back Iraq Amid Attacks

AP | NASSER KARIMI and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 12.21.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sun...

Iran Tells UN Nuclear Chief No Talks On Missiles

AP | Nasser Karimi | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the visiting head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Sunday that Tehran will not discuss its ...

Tehran Postcard: What Has Rouhani Changed in One Year?

Claudio Gallo | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Claudio Gallo

One year ago, President Hassan Rouhani was elected to pick up the pieces of the country, a tremendous challenge that both the nuclear deal and the future of the sanctions weigh upon. In this kind of emergency, democracy is the least of people's worries, though some attempts have been made -- like when the president said that the Internet shouldn't be censored. But the truth is that it isn't Rouhani who gets to decide. It's the state powers, such as the judiciary, that seem to have but one goal: limit the government's actions. Vultures, conservatives and the Revolutionary Guards watch the new president's every move, in silence, ready to raise their voices in case of signs of failure.


Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Marcus George and Stephanie Nebehay DUBAI/GENEVA, Nov 10 (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani, architect of Iran's diplomatic opening to world p...

Rouhani: Iran Will Never Develop Nuclear Weapons

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

* Rouhani says he has "complete authority" to negotiate deal * Says tone of Obama letter "positive and constructive" * W...

Rouhani Tells Powerful Revolutionary Guards To Stay Out Of Politics

Reuters | Posted 11.16.2013 | World

DUBAI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani told Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards on Monday they should not get involved in politics, i...

Rouhani: Iran Will Accept Any Elected Ruler In Syria

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 09.16.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's President Hasan Rouhani says his country will accept anyone as ruler of Syria who is elected by the Syrian people, the official...

Rouhani: Iran And World Powers Can Reach 'Win-Win' Deal

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's president said Tuesday that the Islamic Republic can strike a "win-win" deal with world powers over its nuclear program, b...

So What's Next With Iran?

Amir Handjani | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Amir Handjani

Yesterday Hassan Rouhani was sworn in as Iran's new president thus putting an end to the volatile Ahmadinejad era. There are many issues that separate Iran and the United States -- the most urgent one that needs to be addressed is the nature of Iran's nuclear program.

Iran's New President Takes Oath Of Office

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 10.04.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's new president on Sunday called on the West to abandon the "language of sanctions" in dealing with the Islamic Republic ove...

Why Hassan Rouhani May Be the Man Who Can Break Iran's Impasse With the West

Amir Handjani | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Amir Handjani

In the same way Richard Nixon may have been the only American statesman of his era to have the credibility with the left and the right to negotiate with Communist China, Rouhani maybe just the right Iranian politician at this time in history.