On charm offensive at Davos, Iranian leader sets lofty goals

Jan 24, 2014

On charm offensive at Davos, Iranian leader sets lofty goals

In a charm offensive to the global political and business elite Thursday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani set lofty ambitions for his country, including becoming one of the world’s top 10 economies. The first Iranian leader in a decade to visit the World Economic Forum, ...

Dec 23, 2013

Iran should stop human rights abuses

by Cesar Chelala

The election of Hassan Rouhani as Iran's president seemed to signal a dramatic change in policies, but amid an overseas image of moderation, serious human rights abuses continue in Iran over protests from human rights groups in and outside the country.

Rouhani gets high marks after 100 days in office

Nov 27, 2013

Rouhani gets high marks after 100 days in office

One hundred days into his first term as Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani offered an upbeat progress report to the country Tuesday, two days after a nuclear deal with world powers gave his young administration a much-needed boost. “We pride ourselves on being accountable to ...

French out-tough U.S. in talks over Iran's nuclear program

Nov 11, 2013

French out-tough U.S. in talks over Iran's nuclear program

When Iran appeared close to a preliminary deal with world powers over its nuclear program, France stepped up to say: Not so fast — a surprise move that exposed divisions among the United States and other Western negotiators who had long been in lockstep ...

Iran nuclear deal faces headwinds

| Nov 7, 2013

Iran nuclear deal faces headwinds

Their nations are estranged by decades of distrust, but Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani share a common political problem. Hawks and hard-liners in Washington and Tehran are putting the squeeze on them as they grasp for a landmark nuclear deal. As new international ...