Hassan Rouhani

Italy covers museum nudes for Iranian president

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 ,[…]

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Rouhani in landmark visit to Europe

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[…]

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Rouhani hails lifting of Iran sanctions

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[…]

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Rouhani determined to end embassy attacks in Iran

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[…]

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Cutting ties cannot cover ‘big crime’: Rouhani

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,[…]

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Rouhani hails Iran nuclear deal, chides critics

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[…]

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No deal without ‘immediate’ sanctions relief: Iran

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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