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  • Iranian president says nuclear deal with West ‘certain’

    2 weeks ago

    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...

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  • 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

    by Jewish Journal staff, via Ron Kampeas, JTA

    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.

    Watch:

     

  • 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...

  • ‘One Wish’ creators making the world a better place

    By Zan Romanoff

    October 30, 2013 | 1:13 pm

    The concept of the viral YouTube video “One Wish for Iran, Love Israel” was simple: Ask folks on the streets of Jerusalem what they want the people of Iran to know in anticipation of Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration this past summer as the nation’s president.

    Creator and Angeleno...

  • White House presses Congress not to intensify sanctions

    October 24, 2013 | 10:17 am

    The Obama administration reportedly is asking Congress to delay passing new Iran sanctions.

    The National Security Council on Thursday hosted top staffers from congressional committees dealing with Iran sanctions at a White House briefing.

    According to BuzzFeed, the thrust of...

  • A deal with Iran can strengthen U.S.-Israel relationship

    October 16, 2013 | 10:35 am

    The beginning of talks with Iran this week in Geneva follow dramatic developments at the United Nations General Assembly last month that culminated in a phone call between President Barack Obama and President Hassan Rouhani. But the new atmosphere of at least minimal dialogue has...

  • Bipartisan Group in Congress asks Treasury Dept. to recall workers overseeing Iran sanctions

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 11, 2013 | 8:48 pm

    For the first time since most of the federal government shut down on Oct. 1, there appeared to be some hope on Capitol Hill on Friday that Congressional Republicans and President Obama could come to a compromise that will allow the federal government to be reopened, possibly in the...

  • Netanyahu would ‘consider’ taking call from Rouhani

    October 4, 2013 | 9:37 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.S. media he would not initiate contact with the new Iranian president, but would not turn down an overture out of hand.

    “Yeah, we’re not the first to call,” Netanyahu told Piers Morgan, a CNN host who asked him in an...

  • Rouhani outreach rejected

    By Karmel Melamed

    October 3, 2013 | 4:48 pm

    Iran’s recently elected President Hassan Rouhani may have reached out to Iranian-American Jews during his visit last month to New York, but Iranian-American Jews aren’t returning the gesture.

    Instead, they have responded with cynicism, declaring that recent comments made during...

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani talked the talk

    By Michael Berenbaum

    October 3, 2013 | 11:21 am

    As one who has studied a folio of Talmud each day for the last 14 months, I am tempted to present President Hassan Rouhani’s interview with CNN as a text to be studied, dissected point by point, sentence by sentence in talmudic fashion.

    According to the translator hired by the...

  • In case you missed it, Bibi doesn’t like Rouhani

    October 2, 2013 | 11:06 am

    Say what you will about Bibi, but the guy stays on message.

    In his speech at the U.N. yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drove home the same point he’s been repeating since he (re)took office in 2009: Iran’s trying to get the bomb, we need to stop it and...

  • Netanyahu talks tough on Iran, leaves door open to ‘meaningful’ diplomatic solution

    October 2, 2013 | 8:30 am

    The “credible military threat” against Iran that Benjamin Netanyahu wanted to hear while he was in the United States this week eventually emerged — from his own lips.

    The Israeli prime minister, in a blunt speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, warned that...

  • Netanyahu calls on Obama to maintain sanctions, military pressure on Iran

    September 30, 2013 | 11:14 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked President Obama not to relieve sanctions or military pressure on Iran until the Islamic Republic proves that it has ended its suspected nuclear weapons program.

    “I believe it’s the combination of a credible military threat and the...

  • Obama speaks by phone to Iran’s Rouhani, sees chance for progress

    September 27, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a historic phone call on Friday, in the highest level conversation between the estranged nations in more than three decades.

    Speaking to reporters at the White House, Obama said both men had directed their...

  • AIPAC discouraged Rouhani overture, Rabbi Wolpe says

    By Jared Sichel

    September 25, 2013 | 3:28 pm

    The pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC “actively discouraged” an effort by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to reach out to Iranian-American Jews in Los Angeles, according to Sinai Temple’s Rabbi David Wolpe.

    During Shabbat services on Sept. 21, Wolpe informed his congregation,...

  • Full-court press charm offensive: Iranian leader’s smooth diplomacy poses new challenge for Israel

    September 25, 2013 | 2:16 pm

    A charm offensive toward the West by Iran's new president and his nuanced approach to his predecessor's Holocaust denial have run into an Israeli wall of suspicion hardened by Tehran's nuclear pursuits.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will not be fooled by Hassan...

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