Oct 22, 2015

Iran to monitor actions of world powers in nuclear deal: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani moved Thursday to dispel concerns voiced by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei over Iran’s landmark nuclear deal, insisting Tehran would carry out its obligations while monitoring the actions of world powers. In a letter to the president on Wednesday, Supreme Leader Khamenei ...

Sep 28, 2015

Russia and Iran throw weight behind Assad at U.N. meeting

Russia and Iran announced a new coalition to defend Syrian strongman Bashar Assad and defeat the Islamic State on Sunday, handing him a dramatic victory ahead of the U.N. General Assembly. Assad was not among the dozens of leaders gathered in New York for ...

Rouhani says Iran would entertain prisoner swap with U.S.

Sep 28, 2015

Rouhani says Iran would entertain prisoner swap with U.S.

Tehran will work to free three Americans from its prisons if the United States releases jailed Iranians, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday. “If the Americans take the appropriate steps and set them free, certainly the right environment will be open and the right circumstances ...

Nuclear deal could sharpen political tensions in Iran

Jul 2, 2015

Nuclear deal could sharpen political tensions in Iran

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A final deal to resolve the Iranian nuclear dispute could heighten domestic political tensions with two major elections looming in the Islamic Republic, analysts and officials said. Easing economic sanctions if a deal is reached will bolster President Hassan Rouhani’s position within Iran’s complex ...

Iran tells West: Rouhani at risk if nuclear talks fizzle

Feb 9, 2015

Iran tells West: Rouhani at risk if nuclear talks fizzle

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 standoff nears its end-game. Mohammad Javad Zarif pressed the ...