Hassan Rouhani

U.S. fears Iran won’t scale back to 2015 nuclear deal

U.S. fears Iran won’t scale back to 2015 nuclear deal

U.S. officials have extremely low expectations as world powers resume negotiations with Iran to curb its nuclear program, believing the Iranians aren't yet ready to negotiate seriously, Axios is told. Senior officials in the U.S. …

Iranian lawmakers lodge complaints against Rouhani

Iranian lawmakers lodge complaints against Rouhani

Deputy chair of the Iranian parliament’s Article 90 Committee Nasrollah Pejmanfar said they have lodged three complaints with the judiciary against former President Hassan Rouhani. According to Pejmanfar, the move addresses …

Outgoing Iran president says government not always truthful

Outgoing Iran president says government not always truthful

Iran’s outgoing president on Sunday acknowledged his nation at times “did not tell part of the truth” to its people during his eight-year tenure, as he prepares to leave office with his signature nuclear deal with world powers …

Rouhani: Iran can enrich uranium to 90% purity if needed

Rouhani: Iran can enrich uranium to 90% purity if needed

 Iran could enrich uranium up to 90% purity if the country needed it, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, amid efforts by Tehran and six world powers to revive a 2015 nuclear deal that Washington abandoned three years …

What Caucasus expects from new Iranian president

What Caucasus expects from new Iranian president

Like the rest of Iran’s neighbors, Armenia and Azerbaijan are trying to make sense of how the country’s newly elected conservative president Ebrahim Raisi may change Tehran’s orientation toward the region

Iran reimposes coronavirus restrictions

Iran reimposes coronavirus restrictions

Iran announced Sunday it was reimposing coronavirus restrictions on major cities, as the spread of the highly contagious delta variant spurs fears of another devastating surge in the nation. After over a year battling the worst virus …

Iranians voting in presidential election

Iranians voting in presidential election

Iranians are voting to elect a new president, with all but one of the four candidates to succeed Hassan Rouhani regarded as hardliners. Opinion polls suggest Ebrahim Raisi, a conservative Shia cleric who heads the …

Iran election candidates and their programmes

Iran election candidates and their programmes

Iranians have been called to the polls on June 18 to elect a successor to President Hassan Rouhani, who has served the maximum two consecutive four-year terms allowed by the constitution. The seven candidates, all in favour of efforts to …

Rouhani inaugurates construction of Sirik power plant

Rouhani inaugurates construction of Sirik power plant

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that relations between Tehran and Moscow have grown in different fields during the past eight years. Rouhani made the remarks at the inauguration ceremony of four national projects related to the …

Presidential election kicks off in Syria

Presidential election kicks off in Syria

Polling stations opened on Wednesday across Syria in a presidential election that is set to usher Bashar al-Assad into a fourth term in office. The government says the election shows Syria is functioning normally. Assad is running …

Iranian President: West agrees to lift all sanctions

Iranian President: West agrees to lift all sanctions

The countries involved in negotiations on renewing the nuclear deal with Iran had agreed to lift all major sanctions on Iran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced on Thursday, according to the Iranian Fars News Agency. "All …

Iran candidates register for presidential election

Iran candidates register for presidential election

Iran on Tuesday opened registration for candidates hoping to succeed President Hassan Rouhani, who will step down following the June 18 elections after serving the maximum two consecutive terms allowed. The five-day registration period …