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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...

Keep the Islamic Republic of Iran on a Tight Leash

Jamsheed K. Choksy | Posted 01.21.2015 | World
Jamsheed K. Choksy

The deadline to reach a deal curbing Iran's nuclear program is imminent. The world is waiting to see if Tehran will keep successfully kicking the can down the road to buy time as it hones atomic skills or if the U.S. can really rein in the ayatollahs' drive for nukes.

No More Talk; It's Time for Iran to Act

Roya Boroumand | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
Roya Boroumand

So, it is hard to blame the skeptics. Despite some very modest actions that can be credited to Rouhani's government, this past year feels like many before it.

The One Person Both President Obama and President Rouhani Admire

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Kenneth M. Quinn

While there are many issues that divide us, this is one area where we could find steps to take together to defeat wheat rust and at the same time honor Dr. Borlaug.

From Funeral Procession to Desecrating the Dead

Neda Najibi | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Neda Najibi

What if that cemetery was the one place on earth where you could visit the final resting place of your loved ones?  What if it was your family?  What if those were your tears?  No one should have to tolerate such abuse. It violates that sense of humanity we all share.

Iran's President Lashes Out At Critics Of Nuclear Deal

AP | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has offered his harshest criticism yet of hard-liners opposed to making a deal over its contest...

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.

Saudi Arabia Versus Iran

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
S. Azmat Hassan

The media has recently reported an overture by Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal to his Iranian counterpart Jawad Zarif to visit Riyadh.

Navy Blue Vision Coming Into Fruition

Mahroo Moshari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mahroo Moshari

His Excellency Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, spoke eloquently in support of developing a land of tolerance in many countries. I imagined President Rouhani one day join him, recreating the land of tolerance Iran once was.

Clear and Evident Danger

Neda Najibi | Posted 11.27.2013 | Hawaii
Neda Najibi

"She sat alone in the dark, she held her knees tightly to her chest in a manner of a baby in its mothers womb. She pulled her knees ever so tightly wi...

WATCH: What Rouhani Really Said About The Holocaust

HuffPost Live | Posted 09.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Daniel Nisman joins Ahmed to talk about whether or not Rouhani truly acknowledges the Holocaust....

Iran's Charm Offensive Not Always Charming

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The new Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has mounted a "charm" offensive to convince Americans he's not as heavy-handed as his predecessor. His main goal is to get sanctions lifted. But his speech to the UN was a bit heavy-handed, except for the outreach for talks with the West.

Both Sides Now: 'Pickett's Charge' as GOP Votes 42 Times Against Obamacare But Zero on Guns

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgShrum & Erickson debate why the GOP House votes repeatedly to defund Obamacare but not once to defend people from nuts with guns. While Erick scoffs at diplomacy deterring Iranian nukes, Bob thinks that bipartisan sanctions and Obama's Syrian saber-rattling are working.