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  • Rouhani says U.S.-Iran ties could be restored but U.S. must apologize

    3 weeks ago

    The nuclear deal reached between world powers and Iran could lead to better relations between Tehran and Washington if the United States apologized for past behavior, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying on Thursday.

    The pragmatist president, who championed the...

  • Iran has stopped dismantling nuclear centrifuges, senior official says

    3 weeks ago

    Iran has stopped dismantling centrifuges in two uranium enrichment plants, state media reported on Tuesday, days after conservative lawmakers complained to President Hassan Rouhani that the process was too rushed.

    Last week, Iran announced it had begun shutting down inactive...

  • Iran’s supreme leader bans negotiations with the United States

    October 7, 2015 | 9:30 am

    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday banned any further negotiations between Iran and the United States, putting the brakes on moderates hoping to end Iran's isolation after reaching a nuclear deal with world powers in July.

    Khamenei, the highest authority...

  • Iran’s Rouhani at U.N.: Israel ‘only impediment’ to nuclear-free Mideast

    September 29, 2015 | 10:35 am

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Israel the “only impediment” to a nuclear-free Middle East and said that the United States’ support for Israel was the cause of terrorism in the region.

    Rouhani also praised the he sanctions relief for nuclear restrictions deal reached in...

  • Rouhani: U.S.-Iran ties better but ‘still a long road to travel’

    September 25, 2015 | 11:25 am

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday said ties with the United States had improved, though there was "still a long road to travel" before the two estranged nations could have normal relations.

    "The situation has certainly changed," Rouhani, in New York for the United...

  • Iranian president tweets English Rosh Hashanah greeting

    September 16, 2015 | 11:08 am

    Iran’s president tweeted a Rosh Hashanah greeting to the Jewish people.

    The greeting from Hassan Rouhani was sent from his official Twitter account on Sunday before the start of the holiday.

    “May our shared Abrahamic roots deepen respect & bring peace & mutual understanding....

  • Khamenei says Israel will not last 25 more years; will not negotiate with U.S. beyond nuclear talks

    September 9, 2015 | 2:28 pm

    Iran's Supreme Leader has said Tehran will not negotiate with the United States on any issue after the landmark nuclear deal with world powers in July and that Israel "will not see next 25 years” and adds that the Jewish state will be hounded until it is destroyed, according to his...

  • Iran’s Khamenei backs parliamentary vote on nuclear deal with powers

    September 3, 2015 | 10:51 am

    Iran's Supreme Leader said on Thursday he favored a parliamentary vote on its nuclear deal reached with world powers and called for sanctions against Tehran to be lifted completely rather than suspended, state television reported.

    President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist whose 2013...

  • U.S., Iran both counter-attack critics of nuclear deal

    July 23, 2015 | 10:54 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani both counter-attacked on Thursday against conservatives at home who are trying to block last week's nuclear deal.

    In Washington, Kerry told skeptical lawmakers that rejection of the accord would give Tehran...

  • Iran’s president touts gains made by his country in final nuclear deal

    July 14, 2015 | 10:34 am

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani touted the gains made by the Islamic Republic under the terms of the final agreement with the world powers on its nuclear program.

    “Today is the end of oppressive sanctions. The chain of sanctions is broken,” Rouhani said Tuesday in an address to...

  • Iran says nuclear deal depends on lifting of sanctions

    April 15, 2015 | 11:50 am

    Iran said on Wednesday it would only accept a deal over its contested nuclear program if world powers simultaneously lifted all sanctions imposed on it.

    The comments by President Hassan Rouhani came the day after U.S. President Barack Obama was forced to give Congress a say in...

  • Iranians celebrate announcement of framework agreement

    April 2, 2015 | 2:12 pm

    Celebrations broke out in Tehran on Thursday night as a landmark framework agreement for a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers was announced.

    Videos posted on social media showed cars driving through the streets of Tehran with honking horns and passengers clapping.

  • Iran’s Rouhani says goal of nuclear negotiations is ‘win-win’ outcome

    February 11, 2015 | 9:12 am

    President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday the goal of Iran's negotiations with world powers on its nuclear program was a "win-win" outcome, a further signal that Tehran could accept a compromise to defuse a stand-off that has raised fears of war.

    He said “win-win” would entail ...

  • Cartoon: The Iranian slight-of-hand

    By Steve Greenberg

    December 3, 2014 | 1:23 pm

  • Iranian president says nuclear deal with West ‘certain’

    October 13, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday a nuclear deal with the West was bound to happen and he believed it could be achieved by a Nov. 24 deadline.

    "We have reached consensus on generalities and there are only the fine details to be worked out: whether we would reach an...

  • Iran cuts nuclear stockpile, engages with bomb probe, IAEA says

    May 23, 2014 | 10:46 am

    Iran has sharply cut its most sensitive nuclear stockpile under an interim pact with world powers and has begun engaging with a long-stalled IAEA investigation into suspected weapons research, the U.N. nuclear agency said on Friday.

    The findings, in a quarterly report by the...

  • Rouhani rejects Iranian WhatsApp ban

    May 7, 2014 | 10:00 am

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has rejected a plan to ban the free text-messaging service WhatsApp.

    The plan was approved by an Iranian censorship committee and then announced Sunday by Abdolsamad Khorramabadi, head of the country’s Committee for Determining Criminal Web...

  • Rouhani: Iran seeks dialogue, not war

    April 18, 2014 | 11:26 am

    Striking a moderate tone toward the West, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a military parade that his country seeks dialogue instead of war.

    Rouhani, speaking Friday in Tehran during a parade celebrating Iran’s National Army Day, said talks between Iran and world powers...

  • Iran’s Zarif: Holocaust ‘should not happen again’

    February 4, 2014 | 9:10 am

    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the Holocaust was “tragically cruel and should not happen again.”

    Zarif, addressing the Munich Security Conference, again distanced his government led by President Hassan Rouhani, who was elected last summer, from its predecessor led by...

  • Iran wants full nuclear deal and investment, Rouhani tells Davos

    January 23, 2014 | 9:40 am

    Iran is determined to negotiate a comprehensive deal on its nuclear program with major powers so it can develop its battered economy, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday, inviting Western companies to seize opportunities now.

    Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos,...

  • Jon Stewart: After Congress, Iran and Israel, Justin Bieber doesn’t seem so bad

    January 16, 2014 | 2:54 pm

    Jon Stewart last night talked about the congressional push for Iran sanctions, Moshe Yaalon, Hassan Rouhani and Justin Bieber.



  • Netanyahu, Rouhani due at Davos meeting

    January 10, 2014 | 10:48 am

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will both attend the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos this month, the organizers told Reuters on Friday.

    Asked about their attendance, a spokeswoman for the forum said: "Yes, it's...

  • World pays homage to Mandela in mass memorial service

    December 9, 2013 | 4:41 pm

    World leaders, from U.S. President Barack Obama to Cuba's Raul Castro, will pay homage to Nelson Mandela at a mass memorial in South Africa on Tuesday that will recall his gift for bringing enemies together across political and racial divides.

    Obama and Castro, whose countries...

  • A conversation with David Menashri on Iran

    December 4, 2013 | 12:18 pm

    Steven SpiegelHow do you see rapidly moving developments on the Iranian foreign policy front in terms of Iran’s relations with the rest of the world?

    David MenashriSince the election in Iran in June, and probably before, we have been witnessing a desire for change in Iran.

  • Iranian regime’s propaganda use of Jews would make Goebbels proud

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 4, 2013 | 12:08 pm

    Two weeks ago, the Associated Press reported that roughly two dozen Iranian Jews took part in a “pro-nuclear rally” at the United Nations office in Tehran. The report indicated that the Iranian Jews held Torahs in their arms and also signs in Hebrew and English proclaiming their...

  • Iran Accord: A 'nightmarish' scenario for the Jewish State

    December 2, 2013 | 1:31 pm

    When I visited Israel in the summer of 2012 and the American Presidential campaign was in full swing, my group met with an anonymous source who told us that the highest levels of the Netanyahu government, possibly including the Prime Minister himself, considered an Obama victory to...

  • On Chanukah, four questions

    By Arthur Cohn

    November 26, 2013 | 3:36 pm

    As the beginning of Chanukah and end of the year approach, where does lsrael stand?

    The nuclear threat by lran, the continuing unrest and tragedy in Syria and the troublesome ongoing peace talks between lsrael and the Palestinians, as well as new pressures from the European Union...

  • With Iran deal signed, what’s Netanyahu’s next move?

    November 25, 2013 | 10:54 am

    With an interim agreement on Iran’s nuclear program in place, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu each face formidable challenges ahead.

    For Obama, the goal will be to move from the interim agreement to a broader and more permanent deal within six...

  • Iran: World powers should seize an “historic opportunity” to clinch nuclear deal

    November 19, 2013 | 9:28 am

    The protracted dispute over Iran's nuclear program can now be resolved, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in remarks released on Tuesday, and world powers should seize an "historic opportunity" to clinch a deal.

    Iran is to meet the six powers on Wednesday for the...

  • Iran halts nuclear capacity expansion under Rouhani, IAEA report shows

    November 14, 2013 | 9:24 am

    Iran has virtually halted a previously rapid expansion of its uranium enrichment capacity in the past three months, the U.N. nuclear agency said in a report roughly covering the period since moderate Hassan Rouhani became president.

    The quarterly report by the International...

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