Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday blamed the United States for instability in the Middle East and said Washington’s fight against the Daesh militant group was “a lie”. “You (the United States) and your agents are the source of instability in the Middle East…who created Islamic State [Daesh]?[…]
Italian premier Matteo Renzi has taken flak for hiding naked Roman statues from visiting leader Hassan Rouhani. Opposition politicians have accused him of “surrendering” Italy’s culture. Italian officials were the target of derision as it emerged late Tuesday that in order not to offend visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ,[…]
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani flew into Italy on Monday looking to reap the economic and political dividends from the lifting of international sanctions imposed over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear programme. Rouhani will also visit the Vatican and France on his first overseas trip since the nuclear deal came into force[…]
President Hassan Rouhani hailed on Sunday a nuclear deal with world powers as a “golden page” in Iran’s history saying he looked forward to an economic future less dependent on oil as the country emerges from years of sanctions. Iran’s economic isolation ended when world powers lifted the crippling sanctions[…]
President Hassan Rouhani asked Iran’s judiciary on Wednesday to urgently prosecute the people who attacked the Saudi embassy in Tehran in protest at the kingdom’s execution of a prominent Shi’ite cleric. Rouhani’s comments appear to show his determination to reduce tension with Iran’s Sunni Gulf neighbors and continue his attempts[…]
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said Saudi Arabia’s decision to cut diplomatic ties with Tehran “cannot cover its crime” of executing prominent Shia religious leader Nimr al-Nimr. Riyadh on Sunday severed relations with Iran after its embassy in Tehran was set ablaze during protests against Saudi Arabia’s execution of Nimr,[…]
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani used a major United Nations speech on Saturday to demand an investigation into a crush that killed more than 700 people at the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The fact that Rouhani used a U.N. summit meeting on global development goals to reiterate Iran’s outrage[…]
President Hassan Rouhani defended a nuclear deal criticized by Iran’s conservatives, arguing on Thursday that the agreement reflected the nation’s will and was “more valuable” than domestic carping about its details. The elite Revolutionary Guards, a powerful political, economic and military force, have started sniping at the deal, saying it[…]
Iran and major world powers were late Sunday closer than ever to a historic nuclear deal on the eve of a new deadline set at marathon talks in Vienna. “We have come a long way. We need to reach a peak and we’re very close,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said[…]
Iran’s Supreme Leader has stopped short of giving his endorsement to the framework nuclear deal struck last week between Tehran and world powers, while the country’s elected leader warned separately that his country would not sign a final deal unless economic sanctions were lifted immediately. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in[…]
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