Hasan Rouhani

Rouhani seeks clergy support in Iran`s holy city

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, as decision time looms for a nuclear deal with world powers, sought Wednesday to win the support of the religious community at the "backbone" of the Islamic republic.

Feb 25, 2015, 19:28 PM IST

US should focus on terror, not nukes, says Iranian President Rouhani

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani has asked the United States to move beyond "insignificant" fears that his country seeks nuclear arms and challenged it to join his country in battling what he described as the global threat of Islamic extremism.

Sep 25, 2014, 11:17 AM IST

Iran`s Rouhani does not rule out US cooperation on Iraq

Iran may consider cooperating with the United States in fighting Sunni extremist fighters in Iraq if Washington acts against them, President Hassan Rouhani told journalists Saturday.

Jun 14, 2014, 14:30 PM IST

Iran`s Rouhani says ready to aid Iraq, nuclear deal by July 20 possible

Iran stands ready to help Iraq`s government in its fight against Sunni Muslim insurgents within the framework of international law, although Baghdad has so far not requested assistance, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday.

Jun 14, 2014, 13:06 PM IST

Iran, Turkey pledge cooperation despite split over Syria

In a landmark visit to Turkey by Iran`s president, the two countries pledged to work together to stop extremism and bloodshed in the Middle East despite deep differences over Syria`s civil war.

Jun 10, 2014, 01:23 AM IST

Iran frees 80 prisoners as president heads to UN

Iran said on Monday it had freed 80 prisoners arrested in political crackdowns, offering another potential diplomatic boost for the country`s new president and his outreach to the West at this week`s UN gathering.

Sep 23, 2013, 20:43 PM IST

Iranian ministers open pages on banned Facebook

Iran`s entire Cabinet has opened Facebook pages in what is seen as a move toward greater government openness, even though the social media site is blocked in the Islamic Republic.

Sep 09, 2013, 20:22 PM IST

Hard-liners challenge Iran`s proposed Cabinet

Hard-line parliamentarians challenged the Cabinet proposed by Iran`s new president, accusing him of nominating ministers who are friendly to the West.

Aug 13, 2013, 08:48 AM IST

Iran`s Ahmadinejad warns Israel will be `uprooted`

Iran`s outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned arch-foe Israel on Saturday in one of his last public speeches that a regional storm was brewing that would "uproot" the Jewish state.

Aug 02, 2013, 18:05 PM IST

Iran`s Rowhani misquoted on Israeli `wound`: Report

Iran`s president-elect Hassan Rowhani was misquoted on Saturday by state media as saying arch-foe Israel was a "wound ... That must be cleansed," state television video footage showed.

Aug 02, 2013, 18:03 PM IST

Iranian president Ahmadinejad begins visit to Iraq

Highlighting the growing ties between the two Shiite-led neighbors, Iran`s outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad landed in Iraq on Thursday in his second official visit to the country.

Jul 18, 2013, 19:53 PM IST

Iran`s president-elect criticizes outgoing leader

Iran`s president-elect says the man he will replace has mismanaged the country`s resources, in his first criticism of the outgoing administration since June`s election.

Jul 15, 2013, 14:49 PM IST

Iran state TV lauds new president`s nuke stance

Iran`s president-elect believes it`s possible to strike a deal that would allow the country to keep enriching uranium while assuring the West it will not produce a nuclear weapon.

Jun 22, 2013, 00:47 AM IST