Tehran vows 'firm response' unless Obama stops Iran sanctions renewal

Dec 4, 2016

Tehran vows 'firm response' unless Obama stops Iran sanctions renewal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday demanded that U.S. President Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by Congress, saying Tehran will otherwise “firmly respond.” In a speech to parliament, Rouhani denounced legislation passed by Congress to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) ...

Abe willing to visit Iran, vows to boost economic ties

/ Sep 22, 2016

Abe willing to visit Iran, vows to boost economic ties

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday expressed willingness to visit Iran and boost economic ties with the country following the lifting of international sanctions on Tehran after a landmark nuclear deal it struck with six major powers in July last year. In a meeting ...

Iranian moderates get most parliament seats, boosting Rouhani

/ May 1, 2016

Iranian moderates get most parliament seats, boosting Rouhani

Iranian moderates and reformists who support last year’s landmark nuclear deal have won the largest number of seats in parliament following runoff elections, marking a shift away from hardliners and boosting moderate President Hassan Rouhani as he looks to secure a second term in ...

South Korea's president to visit Iran for first summit talks

Apr 18, 2016

South Korea's president to visit Iran for first summit talks

South Korea’s president is to visit Iran early next month for what will be the two countries’ first summit talks, her office said Monday. Iran has been seeking to integrate into the global financial system and improve ties with other countries since nuclear-related sanctions ...

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 ...

/ Oct 14, 2015

Rouhani conveys invite for Abe to visit Iran to Kishida

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit his country during his meeting with Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Tehran on Tuesday. Kishida told Rouhani that Abe wishes to visit Iran at an appropriate time, according to sources with access to ...

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 ...