Hassan Rouhani

  • Iran Jan 5

    Iran Abandons Nuclear Limits as US Warns Against Retaliation

    The U.S. military may strike more Iranian leaders if the Islamic Republic retaliates for the Trump administration’s killing of Tehran’s most powerful general last week by attacking Americans or American interests, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday. As Pompeo conducted a round of TV interviews to explain President Donald Trump’s decision to target Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the repercussions from...

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Iran Internet Slowly Revives; US Sanctions Telecom Minister

    The internet slowly trickled back on in Iran on Friday after a dayslong shutdown by authorities amid protests and unrest that followed government-set gasoline prices sharply rising, as the U.S. sanctioned the country’s prominent telecommunications minister over the outage. A week after the gasoline hike, the loosening of the internet shutdown suggests Iran’s government believes it put down the demonstrations...

  • China Nov 10, 2019

    Iran Discovers New Oil Field With Over 50 Billion Barrels

    Iran has discovered a new oil field in the country’s south with over 50 billion barrels of crude, its president said Sunday, a find that could boost the country’s proven reserves by a third as it struggles to sell energy abroad over U.S. sanctions. The announcement by Hassan Rouhani comes as Iran faces crushing American sanctions after the U.S. pulled...

  • Associated Press Sep 25, 2019

    Iran’s President Warns of a Region on the ‘Edge of Collapse’

    Iran’s president used the world’s stage on Wednesday to warn that security in the Persian Gulf could unravel with a “single blunder” and its fragile peace be guaranteed only by the region’s countries, not through U.S. intervention or Washington’s “merciless economic terrorism.” President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States of engaging in “international piracy” against his country by re-imposing economic...

  • Donald Trump Sep 24, 2019

    At UN, Trump Attacks Globalism, Urges Pressure on Iran

    President Donald Trump took center stage at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to deliver a strong defense of nationalism while exhorting the world to act against Iran’s “bloodlust” and rising aggression. The president called on the global leaders seated before him to join the U.S. in further isolating Tehran, pushing them to use economic sanctions to pressure Iran to...

  • Donald Trump Sep 24, 2019

    UN Opens Annual Leaders’ Meeting Encircled by Troubled World

    Navigating a troubled era’s choppy waters, world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations on Tuesday to grapple with climate change, regional conflicts and a dispute in the Middle East that could ripple across the entire planet. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will open the General Assembly proceedings with a “state of the world” speech. He’ll be followed...

  • Donald Trump Sep 22, 2019

    Iran Asks West to Leave Persian Gulf as Tensions Heightened

    Iran’s president called Sunday on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran, criticizing a new U.S.-led coalition patrolling the region’s waterways as nationwide parades showcased the Islamic Republic’s military arsenal. Hassan Rouhani separately promised to unveil a regional peace plan at this week’s upcoming high-level meetings at the United Nations, which...

  • Donald Trump Sep 17, 2019

    Iran’s Supreme Leader: No Talks With the US at Any Level

    Iran’s supreme leader announced on Tuesday that “there will be no talks with the U.S. at any level” — remarks apparently meant to end all speculation about a possible U.S.-Iran meeting between the two countries’ presidents at the U.N. later this month. Iranian state TV quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying this is the position of the entire leadership of...

  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2019

    Iran President: US Sanctions on Foreign Minister ‘Childish’

    Iran’s president lambasted new U.S. sanctions by the Trump administration targeting the country’s foreign minister, describing the move on Thursday as “childish” and a barrier to diplomacy. Hassan Rouhani’s remarks came after the Trump administration announced Wednesday it had imposed financial sanctions on Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as part of its escalating campaign of pressure against the Islamic Republic....

  • China Jul 15, 2019

    EU Seeks to Deescalate Persian Gulf Tensions

    European Union nations were looking to deescalate tensions in the Persian Gulf area on Monday and call on Iran to stick to the 2015 nuclear deal, despite the pullout of the United States from the accord and the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Tehran. Dutch foreign minister Stef Blok said that “it is still not too late, but Iran really...

  • Donald Trump Jul 7, 2019

    Explained: Iran’s Nuclear Program as 2015 Deal Unravels

    Iran announced Sunday it will raise its enrichment of uranium, breaking another limit of its faltering 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and further heightening tensions between Tehran and the U.S. Iran made the decision a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the deal. Iran has repeatedly warned Europe in recent weeks that it would begin walking away...

  • Donald Trump Jul 7, 2019

    Explained: Iran’s Nuclear Program as 2015 Deal Unravels

    Iran announced Sunday it will raise its enrichment of uranium, breaking another limit of its faltering 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and further heightening tensions between Tehran and the U.S. Iran made the decision a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the deal. Iran has repeatedly warned Europe in recent weeks that it would begin walking away...

  • Donald Trump Jul 7, 2019

    Iran to Raise Uranium Enrichment Beyond Nuclear Deal Limits

    Iran announced Sunday it will increase its uranium enrichment to an unspecified level beyond the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, breaking another limit set under the accord and furthering heightening tensions with the U.S. Setting another unspecified 60-day deadline for the deal, Iran raised pressure on European nations while urging further diplomacy to save an agreement...

  • Donald Trump Jul 3, 2019

    Rouhani: Iran Will Enrich Uranium to ‘Any Amount We Want’

    Iran’s president warned that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, putting further pressure on European nations to save its faltering nuclear deal and offer a way around intense U.S. sanctions. President Hassan Rouhani’s threat, combined with Iran surpassing the stockpile limits of the 2015 atomic accord, could narrow the estimated...

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2019

    Mine in Oil Tanker Attack Resembles Iranians’, US Navy Expert Says

    The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore “a striking resemblance” to similar mines seen in Iran, a U.S. Navy explosives expert said Wednesday, stopping short of directly blaming Tehran for the assault. Iran has repeatedly denied being involved in the June 13 attack on the Japanese tanker Kokuka Courageous...

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2019

    Mine in Oil Tanker Attack Resembles Iranians’, US Navy Expert Says

    The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore “a striking resemblance” to similar mines seen in Iran, a U.S. Navy explosives expert said Wednesday, stopping short of directly blaming Tehran for the assault. Iran has repeatedly denied being involved in the June 13 attack on the Japanese tanker Kokuka Courageous...

  • United States Jun 18, 2019

    Iranian President: Iran Isn’t Seeking War Against Any Nation

    Iran is not seeking to wage war against any nation, the country’s president said Tuesday while at the same time stressing that Iranians will withstand mounting U.S. pressure and emerge victorious. The remarks by President Hassan Rouhani came as Tehran and Washington are edging toward a flashpoint after Iran announced it was breaking compliance with the nuclear deal with world...

  • Associated Press Jun 15, 2019

    Crew Members of Targeted Norwegian-Owned Tanker Now in Dubai

    Crew members of the Norwegian-owned oil tanker that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman landed Saturday in Dubai after two days in Iran. Associated Press journalists saw the crew members of the MT Front Altair after their Iran Air flight from Bandar Abbas, Iran, landed in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The Front Altair caught fire after the...

  • Associated Press Jun 15, 2019

    Crew Members of Targeted Norwegian-Owned Tanker Now in Dubai

    Crew members of the Norwegian-owned oil tanker that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman landed Saturday in Dubai after two days in Iran. Associated Press journalists saw the crew members of the MT Front Altair after their Iran Air flight from Bandar Abbas, Iran, landed in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The Front Altair caught fire after the...

  • Associated Press Jun 14, 2019

    Trump Blames Iran for Tanker Attacks But Calls for Talks

    President Donald Trump on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area. A day after explosions blew holes in two oil tankers...

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