Jul 19, 2017

Iran's president says his country will 'stand up to' U.S.

Iran's president said Wednesday that his country will stand up to the United States and reciprocate for any new sanctions that Washington imposes on the Islamic republic. Hassan Rouhani's remarks came a day after the Trump administration announced new, non-nuclear sanctions while at the same ...

Iran's Rouhani finds himself under U.S. pressure after election win

/ May 21, 2017

Iran's Rouhani finds himself under U.S. pressure after election win

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani was still celebrating his resounding re-election victory on Saturday when he came under pressure from the country's long-standing foe the United States. Rouhani, a 68-year-old moderate cleric who spearheaded a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, said Iranians had chosen the ...

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) for ...

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 with ...

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 were ...