ARTICLES RELATING TO HASSAN ROUHANI

Iranian sets self on fire at oil ministry

2014-02-18 11:00

An unnamed Iranian oil ministry employee has set himself on fire after President Hassan Rouhani paid a visit to the ministry in Tehran, media reports.

Iran leader: Don't pin hope on sanctions relief

2014-02-08 14:47

Iran's Supreme Leader has urged officials not to pin hopes for economic recovery on the sanctions relief from a landmark deal reached with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme.

Iran: Elections best solution for Syria

2014-01-23 14:24

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says elections would be the best way of ending the civil war in Syria, warning the West it cannot impose a solution on Tehran's ally.

Iran prepares for start of nuke deal

2014-01-20 07:00

Ahead of the start of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, a Tehran official called limiting uranium enrichment and diluting its stockpile the country's "most important commitment".

Iran's Zarif optimistic as nuke talks resume

2014-01-09 08:11

Iran and world powers will resume talks on activating a landmark nuclear deal to rein in Tehran's nuclear programme, with Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voicing optimism.

Iran sactions push Afghan refugees into poverty

2013-12-02 17:00

Afghans refugees living in Iran are being plunged deeper into poverty as sanctions slapped on Tehran over its disputed nuclear drive sap the economy.

FBI agent now longest-held US hostage

2013-11-27 11:07

Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson has became the longest-held hostage in US history, with his family and US officials appealing to the new Iranian leadership for help in finding him.

Iranian papers hail nuclear deal

2013-11-25 10:53

Most Iranian newspapers have hailed the historic deal with major powers over Iran's disputed nuclear drive, attributing the success to foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Iran: Israel stoking Mideast tensions

2013-11-20 11:13

Iran has voiced optimism on a nuclear deal ahead of talks in Geneva but accused Israel of trying to sabotage them following bomb attacks on its embassy in Beirut.

Obama's talks with Iran closely watched

2013-11-12 19:21

US President Barack Obama's hopes for a nuclear deal with Iran depend in part on his ability to keep a lid on both hardliners in Congress and anxious allies abroad.

Kerry to join Iran nuclear talks

2013-11-08 18:15

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Geneva to join international talks on Iran's disputed nuclear programme, fueling hopes a historic deal may be in sight.

Iran official urges unbanning of social media

2013-11-06 14:10

Iran's culture minister is urging authorities to unblock social media networks that are widely used by government figures but remain officially banned, the state news agency says.

Thousands swarm former US embassy in Tehran

2013-11-04 14:38

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have packed the streets outside the former US Embassy in Tehran in the biggest anti-American rally in years.

Iran seeks new approach with atomic agency

2013-10-28 21:54

Iran's top nuclear negotiator has called for a "new approach" in ties with the UN atomic watchdog, kicking off a series of meetings preparing for tough talks with world powers next week.

Israel bitter over positive Iran talks

2013-10-17 14:12

The world's positive response to the latest nuclear talks with Iran has drawn bitter scepticism from Israel, which has warned its Western allies that they risked being duped.

World powers open nuke talks with Iran

2013-10-15 15:03

World powers have opened nuclear talks with Iran which is set to unveil a road-map for negotiations under new President Hassan Rouhani, that it says could yield a deal in a year.

Official: Iran won't ship enriched uranium abroad

2013-10-13 20:27

Tehran will not send any of its enriched uranium abroad as part of a deal with world powers to ease sanctions over its contested nuclear programme, a top negotiator has said.

Kerry urges new nuke proposals from Iran

2013-10-07 08:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Iran to come up with new nuclear proposals, rebuffing Tehran's position that the onus is now on foreign powers to unblock the impasse.

Most Israelis support Iran strike: Poll

2013-10-04 12:01

A majority of Israelis will support unilateral military action against Iran, according to a poll, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government was ready to act alone.

Netanyahu warns White House about Iran

2013-09-30 10:16

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is taking an unpopular message to the White House and the United Nations this week: Don't be fooled by Tehran's new leadership.

Israel says it caught alleged Iranian spy

2013-09-29 16:22

Israel's Shin Bet domestic security service said it has arrested a Belgian citizen of Iranian origin whom it claims was sent by Iran to spy on Israel.

Obama, Rouhani speak, Iran deal possible

2013-09-27 22:42

Obama has spoken to Iran's Rouhani, and says he believes a resolution to nuclear concerns is possible.

Iran, atomic agency talks kick off

2013-09-27 12:13

Following a diplomatic frenzy in New York, Iran has gone into talks with the UN atomic agency, their 11th such meeting but the first since President Hassan Rouhani's election.

New Iranian attitude in nuke talks hailed

2013-09-27 08:38

The US and its European allies say they were pleased by a new tone and a shift in attitude from Iran in talks aimed at resolving the impasse over the country's nuclear activities.

US, Iran gear for historic nuclear talks

2013-09-26 07:47

With the eyes of the world upon them, the United States and Iran will Thursday have one of their highest-level meetings since the 1979 revolution as their foreign ministers join talks on Tehran's suspect nuclear program.

 

Iran seeks Russia reactor in exchange for oil

2014-02-17 14:42

Iran's ambassador to Moscow says Russia could build the Islamic republic a second nuclear power reactor in exchange for massive oil shipments that have raised grave concern in Washington.

Iran president regrets food ration problems

2014-02-06 14:00

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says that he regrets any troubles with the distribution of a food ration to the poor, following reports that three people have died waiting for the goods.

Iran halts nuke activity after IAEA nod

2014-01-20 14:28

Iran has halted its most sensitive nuclear activity under a ground-breaking deal with world powers, a confidential UN atomic agency report shows.

Give Iran diplomacy a chance: Obama

2014-01-14 07:52

President Barack Obama has urged the US Congress to give peace with Iran a chance, as lawmakers lined up behind new sanctions despite warnings they could doom an interim nuclear deal.

Kerry faces lawmakers at odds over Iran

2013-12-11 12:55

Secretary of State John Kerry will present his best case to Congress against ploughing ahead with new economic sanctions on Iran that could break a historic nuclear agreement.

Nuke deal could improve Iran, UAE ties: Tehran

2013-11-29 08:32

Iran's landmark nuclear deal is "a great opportunity" for expanding strained ties between Tehran and the United Arab Emirates, President Hassan Rouhani says.

Iran: Long way to a final nuclear deal

2013-11-27 09:23

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has hailed the landmark interim nuclear deal reached with world powers this week as the right step in a "long" journey to a comprehensive accord.

Iran nuclear talks enter crucial third day

2013-11-22 11:09

Crunch nuclear talks between Iran and world powers enter a make-or-break third day, with Tehran complaining of "no progress" so far on narrowing considerable differences.

Iran freezes nuclear expansion

2013-11-14 23:04

Iran has frozen the expansion of its nuclear activities, in a possible confidence-building measure before talks next week.

Iran starts producing new missile system

2013-11-09 16:28

Iran's Defence Minister Hossein Dehqan has inaugurated the production line of an anti-missile system dubbed the Sayyad-2.

Nuke talks must convince hard-liners

2013-11-06 22:09

One of the biggest challenges in this week's talks on Iran's nuclear programme will be winning over two tough audiences that won't be at the table.

Iran looks to continue nuclear talks

2013-11-05 22:43

Talks to resolve Iran's nuclear ambitions have resumed this week in Geneva, with Tehran's negotiator saying he hopes to begin discussing the "content" of an accord.

Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran

2013-10-29 08:02

US President Barack Obama has spoken to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran, a day after the Israel leader warned Tehran could convert uranium into weapons material within weeks.

Deported US pastor treated well in Iran

2013-10-24 09:55

A Christian US pastor has arrived home after being deported from Iran for protesting outside a Tehran prison, denouncing what he called the "belligerent" Islamic regime.

Iran, world powers pledge new nuclear talks

2013-10-16 22:14

World powers and Iran have agreed to hold fresh talks next month on its nuclear programme.

Israel warns against Iran nuke compromise

2013-10-15 10:52

Israel has urged the world to avoid a partial deal with Iran which could see a relaxing of sanctions, just hours before a new round of nuclear talks.

Khamenei sceptical of 'arrogant' US

2013-10-05 14:27

Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says he supports the country's diplomatic outreach to the West, but says he still doesn't trust the US government.

Israel 'won't let Iran get nuclear arms'

2013-10-02 10:34

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has played a spoiler to Iran’s attempts to ease relations with the West, calling the Iranian leader "a wolf in sheep's clothing".

Scepticism amid hope for Iran solution

2013-09-29 20:28

Iran will be under even greater watch as the US looks for signals the Islamic Republic's new president is serious and powerful enough to pursue detente with Washington.

US, Iran leaders talk for first time since 1979

2013-09-28 10:00

The US and Iran have taken a historic step toward ending more than three decades of estrangement after President Barack Obama and President Hassan Rouhani spoke by phone.

Iran's Rouhani wants quick nuke results

2013-09-27 22:10

New Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wants talks with major powers on Iran's nuclear programme to yield results in a short period of time.

Iran's Rouhani warns of Syria Talibanisation

2013-09-27 10:11

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that Syria could become an extremist haven like Taliban-era Afghanistan as he called for co-operation to end the country's civil war.

Rouhani: Israel must declare nuclear bomb

2013-09-26 22:22

Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani has called on Israel to admit it has a nuclear bomb ahead of a landmark meeting between Iranian and western foreign ministers.

Rouhani-Obama handshake 'too complicated'

2013-09-25 12:01

The US and Iranian presidents, Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani, came agonisingly close to a historic handshake, officials say.

 
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