Hassan Rouhani


Iran’s President Rouhani Sends Message for Rosh Hashanah

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani sent greetings to the Jewish people on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah. Early Monday morning, Rouhani released the message, “May our shared Abrahamic roots deepen respect…

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Iran Signals It Would Accept a Nuclear Deal

Iran’s supreme leader said on Sunday he could accept a compromise in nuclear talks and gave his strongest defense yet of President Hassan Rouhani’s decision to negotiate with the West,…

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Muted Expectations for Obama, Rouhani Meeting

One year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries’ leaders. Next week both men are…

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British Lawmakers to Visit Iran to Rebuild Ties

British parliamentarians are to visit Iran next week to try to organize a reciprocal visit by Iranian lawmakers, the latest step aimed at improving relations between the two countries. Britain…

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Thousands of Iranians Rally on Hostage Anniversary

Tens of thousands of protesters chanting “Death to America!” marched outside the former U.S. Embassy on Monday in a staged rally highlighting hard-liners’ wariness about any possible rapprochement with the…

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The Obama-Rouhani Playbook for Aspiring Despots

Upon completion of his term in office, President Obama will bequeath to his successor a world indelibly scarred by the current crisis in Iran. For regardless of whether Iran’s nuclear…

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Political Drama Plays Out in Public in Iran

Iran’s internal power plays have produced many moments of political theater, but never one like this: The foreign minister checks himself into a hospital because of stress, blaming it on…

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Israel Blasts U.N. Choice of Iran For Disarmament Committee

The United Nations delegitimizes itself by appointing Iran to serve as rapporteur of the General Assembly’s Committee on Disarmament and International Security, Israeli U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor charged on Monday.…

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Netanyahu’s U.N. Speech: The Day After

A day after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s U.N. speech, proponents of pursuing a fast track to rapprochement with Iran seemed undeterred by his impassioned warnings about the duplicity of…

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Don’t Be Fooled By Iran’s Charming New Leader

There are two main reasons to doubt the possibility of an Iran-U.S. rapprochement, an idea that gained new life after Iran’s charm offensive at the United Nations last week and…

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Charmed by Rouhani, But Only to a Point

How long does it take for a charm offensive to wear thin? By the end of a long week of glad-handing at the United Nations, even Iran’s new president, Hassan…

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Iran’s Leader Reaches Out to United States

Iran’s incoming President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday offered an olive branch to the United States in talks on Tehran’s disputed nuclear program, raising hopes of progress after years of stalemate.…

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Iran’s Rouhani Pulls off Cabinet Balancing Act

By choosing ministers known more for their experience than their political views, President Hassan Rouhani has proposed a cabinet that achieves a rare feat in Iranian politics — it satisfies…

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Welcome, President Rouhani

The Obama administration welcomed the election of Hassan Rouhani as President of Iran not just with words but with action — a proposed easing of sanctions on medical supplies, farm…

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