Tag: Hassan Rouhani

Why Rouhani will likely win second term

On April 20, Iran’s Guardian Council announced the slate of six candidates who will compete in the May 19 presidential elections. In recent months, as the vote has approached, the conventional wisdom among political observers has been that the election is incumbent President Hassan Rouhani’s to lose. But […]

‘Make America pay’: Iran calls on Syria to ensure Trump ‘regrets his attack’ after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the US ‘will hold to account any who commit crimes against innocents’

Iran has called on Syria to ‘make Americans regret their attack’ after Russia warned Donald Trump there will be a military response if the US strikes at Assad again. President Hassan Rouhani accused the US of not acting ‘within international frameworks’ before condemning America’s surprise bombardment of a Syrian […]

Iranian Defector: US Working ‘On Behalf’ of Iran

Iranian Defector: US Working ‘On Behalf’ of Iran -newsmax.com An Iranian journalist and top media aide to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani defected while covering the nuclear talks in Switzerland and has accused the United States’ team of acting on Iran’s behalf in the negotiations. Amir Hossein Motaghi defected late […]

Iran tells West President Rouhani at risk if talks fail: Iranian officials

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/07/us-iran-nuclear-idUSKBN0LB05620150207 (Reuters) – Iran’s foreign minister has warned the United States that failure to agree a nuclear deal would likely herald the political demise of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani, Iranian officials said, raising the stakes as the decade-old stand-off nears its end-game. Mohammad Javad Zarif pressed the concern with […]