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Iran unveils budget of 'resistance' against U.S. sanctions

Dec 08, 2019 - 2:56 PM

'Despite sanctions, we will manage the country, especially in terms of oil,' says Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

ROUHANI. In this file photo, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani addresses parliament in the capital Tehran on September 3, 2019. Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Iran announces discovery of massive oil field

Nov 10, 2019 - 10:01 PM

If the new reserves in the province of Khuzestan are proven, Iran would become the country with the third-biggest oil reserves, just before regional arch-rival Saudi Arabia

IRAN'S ROUHANI. A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on November 10, 2019 shows Iran President Hassan Rouhani delivering a speech to a crowd in the central city of Yazd. Photo by Iranian Presidency/AFP

Iran alleges foreign government behind 'treacherous' ship attack

Oct 15, 2019 - 11:04 AM

Tehran says the Iranian-flagged Sabiti oil tanker was hit by two separate explosions off the Red Sea port of Jeddah

A handout picture made available by the National Iranian Oil Tanker Company (NITC) on October 14, 2019, shows the reported damage in the hull of the Iranian-flagged Sabiti tanker. Iran released pictures showing two gaping holes in the hull of an oil tanker it alleges was attacked off Saudi Arabia last week. Tehran says the Iranian-flagged Sabiti tanker was hit by two separate explosions off the Red Sea port of Jeddah.  National Iranian Oil Tanker Company (NITC) / AFP AFPForum

Trump says Rouhani meeting not scheduled as speculation swirls

Sep 24, 2019 - 7:29 AM

Speculation is rife over whether the leaders of the two arch-foes will meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York

SPECULATION. This combination of file pictures shows US President Donald Trump and a file handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency showing President Hassan Rouhani giving a speech on Iranian TV in Tehran. Handout, Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Iranian presidency

Rouhani heads to U.N. in bid to win Iran support against 'cruel' U.S.

Sep 23, 2019 - 8:46 PM

President Hassan Rouhani says his delegation is heading to the UN gathering despite reluctance from President Donald Trump's administration to issue them visas

HEADED TO UN. In this file photo, President Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters on September 22. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. emphasizes diplomacy in standoff with Iran

Sep 23, 2019 - 8:22 AM

Ahead of the annual UN General Assembly, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo puts aside threats of US military retaliation against Iran for the attack on a Saudi oil complex

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks at the Community Summit on September 22, 2019 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Photo by Thomas B. Shea/AFP

Foreign forces raise Gulf 'insecurity' – Iran's Rouhani

Sep 22, 2019 - 3:17 PM

President Hassan Rouhani adds that Iran would present to the United Nations a regional cooperation plan for peace

ROUHANI. A file handout picture made available by the Iranian presidential office shows Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivering a speech on April 9, 2019. Photo by Iranian Presidency/AFP

Erdogan hosts Putin, Rouhani for Syria summit

Sep 16, 2019 - 11:37 AM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host Presidents Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani in Ankara for the latest summit on the Syrian conflict

SYRIA SUMMIT. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin at press conference after a trilateral meeting in Tehran on September 7, 2018. File photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

Trump says Iranian leadership 'wants to meet'

Sep 13, 2019 - 7:38 AM

The US president has repeatedly indicated he is ready to meet with President Hassan Rouhani, who is expected to attend the UN General Assembly in New York this month

NUCLEAR DEAL. US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. File photos by Atta Kenare and Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Iran to unveil details on nuclear commitment cuts

Sep 06, 2019 - 9:28 AM

Iran's atomic energy organization is set to announce Tehran's third round of cuts in its nuclear commitments since May

NOT LEAVING. A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on May 6, 2018 shows President Hassan Rouhani giving a speech during a rally in the northwestern city of Sabzevar. Photo courtesy of Iranian Presidency/AFP

Iran's Rouhani warns Macron of looming nuclear step

Sep 01, 2019 - 3:24 PM

Rouhani's chief of staff says the next step would be taken 'in the event Iran's demands are not met'

IRAN'S LEADER. In this file handout picture by the Iranian presidential office, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech during the 'nuclear technology day' in Tehran on April 9, 2019. Photo by HO/Iranian Presidency/AFP

U.S. must observe nuclear deal if it wants talks – Iran

Aug 29, 2019 - 2:02 PM

'If (the US) wants to come back to the room there is a ticket that they need to purchase, and that ticket is to observe the agreement,' Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says

MOHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIF. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the Islamic World Forum in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2019. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Iran dampens down prospect of Trump-Rouhani meeting

Aug 27, 2019 - 4:10 PM

(UPDATED) 'You must retreat from all illegal, unjust and wrong sanctions against the nation of Iran,' says President Hassan Rouhani

FIRST STEPS. US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. File photos by Atta Kenare and Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Iran 'favors' talks despite Trump snub

Aug 06, 2019 - 8:37 PM

'Iran favors talks and negotiations and, if the US really wants to talk, before anything else it should lift all sanctions,' says President Hassan Rouhani

NUCLEAR DEAL. US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. File photos by Atta Kenare and Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Iran says sanctions show U.S. 'afraid' of top diplomat

Aug 01, 2019 - 5:18 PM

The US Treasury says the sanctions will freeze any of Mohammad Javad Zarif’s assets in the United States or controlled by US entities, as well as squeeze his ability to function as a globe-trotting diplomat

US SANCTIONS. In this file photo, Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Khonsari talks with Belgian Foreign minister before their meeting at the Palais Egmont in Brussels on January 11, 2018. File photo by John Thys/AFP

Iran's Rouhani warns UK of tanker seizure 'consequences'

Jul 10, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani calls the seizure of the tanker 'a foolish act'

WARNING. A British Royal Navy ship (left) patrols near supertanker Grace 1 suspected of carrying crude oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions after it was detained off the coast of Gibraltar on July 4, 2019. File photo by Jorge Guerrero/AFP

Trump warns any conflict with Iran 'wouldn't last long'

Jun 27, 2019 - 12:15 AM

'Well, I hope we don't but we're in a very strong position if something should happen. We're in a very strong position. It wouldn't last very long, I can tell you that,' says Donald Trump

NUCLEAR DEAL. US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. File photos by Atta Kenare and Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Iran 'never seeks war' with U.S., says Rouhani

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:03 PM

'Iran has no interest to increase tension in the region and it never seeks war with any country, including [the] US,' state news agency IRNA quotes President Hassan Rouhani as saying

IRAN REACTS. President Hassan Rouhani says that the United States is the real 'leader of world terrorism' after Washington blacklisted Iran's Revolutionary Guards as a 'foreign terrorist organization.' AFP PHOTO / HO / IRANIAN PRESIDENCY

Iran sets 10-day countdown to surpass uranium stockpile limit

Jun 17, 2019 - 6:39 PM

(UPDATED) The move 'will be reversed once other parties live up to their commitments,' Iran's atomic energy organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi says

IRAN. Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Behrouz Kamalvandi answers the press in the capital Tehran on July 17, 2018. File photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Japan PM meets Rouhani on mission to ease Iran-U.S. tensions

Jun 12, 2019 - 10:49 PM

Japanese government officials say Shinzo Abe will not present Tehran with a list of demands, or deliver a message from Washington, but instead wants to play the role of neutral intermediary

RARE DIPLOMATIC MISSION. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, during a welcoming ceremony at the Saadabad Palace in the capital Tehran on June 12, 2019. Photo by stringer/AFP

Japan's Abe in Tehran mission to ease Iran-U.S. tensions

Jun 12, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Shinzo Abe is expected to arrive in Tehran at around 1120 GMT (7:20 pm, Manila time) and go straight into talks with President Hassan Rouhani

SHINZO ABE. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) waves to well-wishers upon his departure at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on June 12, 2019. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Iran president rules out talks until U.S. acts 'normal'

Jun 03, 2019 - 6:24 PM

'The party that has left the negotiating table, the party that has trampled the pact must return to a normal' behavior, Hassan Rouhani says in a televised speech

TALKS WITH US. A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on May 6, 2018 shows President Hassan Rouhani giving a speech during a rally in the northwestern city of Sabzevar. File photo courtesy of Iranian Presidency/AFP

Iran president says U.S. 'leader of world terrorism'

Apr 09, 2019 - 4:57 PM

'Who are you to label revolutionary institutions as terrorists?' Iranian President Hassan Rouhani asks in a speech broadcast live by state television

IRAN REACTS. President Hassan Rouhani says that the United States is the real 'leader of world terrorism' after Washington blacklisted Iran's Revolutionary Guards as a 'foreign terrorist organization.' AFP PHOTO / HO / IRANIAN PRESIDENCY

Iran president visits flood-hit zones as death toll hits 43

Mar 27, 2019 - 11:41 PM

A day of mourning has been declared for Thursday, March 28, in the southern city of Shiraz, the worst-hit area where the flooding claimed the lives of 19 people and injured more than 100

ROUHANI VISIT. A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on March 27, 2019, shows Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C) during a visit to areas affected by floods in the country's northeastern Golestan region. AFP PHOTO / HO / IRANIAN PRESIDENCY

Iran's Rouhani seeks to counter U.S. pressure on first Iraq visit

Mar 11, 2019 - 3:05 PM

(UPDATED) Hassan Rouhani, who is on his first trip to Iraq since becoming president in 2013, hails the Islamic republic's 'special' ties with its neighbor

HASSAN ROUHANI. A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on February 17, 2019, shows Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during the unveiling Iran's first semi-heavy submarine. Handout photo by Iranian Presidency/AFP

Iran president keeps FM Zarif in post

Feb 27, 2019 - 10:13 PM

'I believe your resignation is against the country's interests and do not approve it,' Iranian President Hassan Rouhani writes in a letter to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

The week in photos: February 9-15, 2019

Feb 16, 2019 - 5:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

WE ARE MARIA. Students and rights activists picket the NBI headquarters in Manila where Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa is detained following her arrest for the charge of cyberlibel on February 13, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Mammoth crowds mark 40th anniversary of Iran revolution

Feb 11, 2019 - 10:14 PM

'The presence of people today on the streets all over Islamic Iran... means that the enemy will never reach its evil objectives,' says President Hassan Rouhani, decrying a 'conspiracy' involving Washington

40TH ANNIVERSARY. A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on February 11, 2019 shows President Hassan Rouhani addressing crowds during a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution in the capital Tehran's Azadi (Freedom) square. Photo by HO/Iranian Presidency/AFP

Iran sees 'revival' of imperilled Lake Urmia

Dec 30, 2018 - 11:41 AM

Incoming Iran President Hassan Rouhani says he is still committed to prioritize the revival of Lake Urmia

REVIVAL. This picture taken on December 8, 2018 shows a general view of recreational boats along the shore of the salt lake of Urmia and Shahid Kalantari causeway crossing it. Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Iran's Rouhani: U.S. sanctions are 'economic terrorism'

Dec 08, 2018 - 4:05 PM

'We are facing an all-out assault which is not only threatening our independence and identity but also is bent on breaking our longstanding ties,' says Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

IRAN'S PRESIDENT. A file handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on May 8, 2018 shows President Hassan Rouhani giving a speech on Iranian TV in Tehran. Photo by Iranian Presidency/AFP

Iran vows to 'proudly bypass' US sanctions

Nov 05, 2018 - 3:34 PM

'I announce that we will proudly bypass your illegal, unjust sanctions because it's against international regulations,' Rouhani says in a televised speech.

ROUHANI. A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on May 6, 2018 shows President Hassan Rouhani giving a speech during a rally in the northwestern city of Sabzevar. Photo courtesy of Iranian Presidency/AFP

U.S. is loser by abandoning Iran nuclear deal – Rouhani

Oct 14, 2018 - 6:42 PM

'Everyone knows that America has lost legally and politically by giving up on its international obligations and that we have achieved victory,' says Iran President Hassan Rouhani

NUCLEAR DEAL. US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. File photos by Atta Kenare and Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Iran points finger at U.S. allies over deadly attack

Sep 23, 2018 - 11:28 PM

'All these little mercenary countries we see in this region are backed by America. It is the Americans who incite them,' Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says

Iran vows 'crushing response' after gunmen kill 29 at army parade

Sep 22, 2018 - 3:22 PM

(4th UPDATE) The Islamic State claims to have carried out the rare assault in Ahvaz, while Iranian officials accuse 'a foreign regime' backed by the United States of being behind it

PARADE ATTACK. This picture taken on September 22, 2018 in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz shows an Iranian soldier carrying an injured comrade at the scene of an attack on a military parade that was marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Photo by Behrad Ghasemi/ISNA/AFP

Macron to meet Trump, Iran's Rouhani at UN in New York

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:02 PM

Macron will meet Trump on Monday afternoon before having dinner with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. On Tuesday, the French president will address the assembly and hold talks with Rouhani, an Elysee Palace official says.

MACRON. A video grab from the French TV channel LCI taken on June 1, 2017, shows French President Emmanuel Macron speaking during a live broadcast in Paris, after US president Donald Trump announced the United States was to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate accord. File photo by LCI/AFP

Iran, Russia, Turkey to hold Syria summit on September 7 – Turkish TV

Aug 27, 2018 - 6:30 PM

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Iran to meet with his Russian and Iranian counterparts Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani, state-run TRT Haber television says

ERDOGAN. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he speaks during a joint press conference with the Greek prime minister in Athens on December 7, 2017. File photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Iran's foreign minister: 'There will be no meeting' with U.S.

Aug 11, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif adds there are also no plans for a meeting with US officials on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York next month

IRAN FM ZARIF. In this file photo, Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations April 23, 2018 in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Trump warns world against business with Iran as sanctions return

Aug 07, 2018 - 6:46 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level,' Trump writes in an early morning tweet

WARNINGS. US President Donald Trump tours US Steel's Granite City Works steel mill in Granite City, Illinois on July 26, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump says willing to meet with Iran leaders 'any time'

Jul 31, 2018 - 8:56 AM

Barely a week after warning Iran it would suffer untold 'consequences,' US President Donald Trump says he would meet the country's leader Hassan Rouhani 'any time' and without preconditions

NUCLEAR DEAL. US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. File photos by Atta Kenare and Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Rouhani says conflict with Iran would be 'mother of all wars'

Jul 22, 2018 - 7:04 PM

'Peace with Iran would be the mother of all peace and war with Iran would be the mother of all wars,' Iran's President Hassan Rouhani warns the United States

CONFLICT. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warns the Unites States about conflict with Iran. File photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Iran talks aim to save nuclear deal after U.S. pullout

Jul 06, 2018 - 1:55 PM

But Iran's President Hassan Rouhani tells French President Emmanuel Macron that European economic measures now on offer does not go far enough

Iran president in Europe to rally support for nuclear deal

Jul 02, 2018 - 11:52 PM

The tour, which also includes a stop in Austria, is part of Tehran's efforts to secure Europe's continued support for the landmark agreement aimed at preventing Iran from building the atomic bomb

ROUHANI IN SWITZERLAND. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C) disembarks from an aircraft after his arrival at an airport in Kloten - Zurich Canton - on July 2, 2018, at the start of a two day official visit to Switzerland.  Photo by Ruben Sprich/AFP

China's Xi hails 'unity' of security bloc led with Russia

Jun 09, 2018 - 10:38 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping says this year, they would 'draw up a blueprint for the SCO's future growth'

VISIT AND SUMMIT. Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) reviews a military honor guard with Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 8, 2018. Putin arrived for a state visit to China, and for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Leaders Summit in the eastern port city of Qingdao on June 9-10. Photo by Greg Baker/Pool/AFP

Iran rejects new deal as France vows it will never get atomic weapons

Apr 26, 2018 - 2:11 PM

In their different ways, Europe, Iran and Russia are all seeking to convince US President Donald Trump not to abandon the landmark 2015 deal that curbed Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief

NEW IRAN DEAL? Iran's President Hassan Rouhani rejects any hopes of rewriting a nuclear deal with world powers. File photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Iran president criticizes violence by morality police

Apr 21, 2018 - 6:07 PM

'Promoting virtue will not work through violence,' says Iran President Hassan Rouhani

HASSAN ROUHANI. A handout picture released by the Iranian president's official website on January 31, 2018 shows Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (L), praying over the tomb of the founder of Iran's Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, at the latter's shrine in southern Tehran. File photo by Iranian Presidency/AFP

The week in photos: February 17-23, 2018

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:21 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A cow is prepared for a photo shooting during the 45th edition of the Show of the Best" (Schau der Besten) dairy cow beauty pageant on February 22, 2018 in Verden an der Aller, northwestern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Carmen Jaspersen / Germany OUT

India, Iran agree to step up efforts to help Afghanistan

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:42 PM

'We want to see our region and the world free from terrorism,' says Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

HELPING AFGHANISTAN. This handout photo taken on February 17, 2018 and released by the Indian Press Information Bureau (PIB) shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a joint press briefing at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. The Iranian President is on a three-day official visit to India. AFP PHOTO/PIB

Iran's Rouhani to visit India this week

Feb 12, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Rouhani is due to leave for India on Thursday, February 15, to discuss 'the latest regional and global developments,' according to an ISNA news agency report

ROUHANI. Re-elected President Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations (UN) General Assembly at the UN headquarters on September 22. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Armed man shot trying to enter Iran presidency – reports

Feb 05, 2018 - 11:50 PM

'An individual wearing a shroud tried to push through the doors of the presidential complex and was warned by security guards,' Tehran's deputy governor for security Mohsen Nasj-Hamedani says

HASSAN ROUHANI. A handout picture released by the Iranian president's official website on January 31, 2018 shows Iran's President Hassan Rowhani (C), Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri (L) and Hassan Khomeini (R), the grandson of the founder of Iran's Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, at the shrine of the revolutionary leader Khomeini in southern Tehran. File photo by the Iranian Presidency/AFP

Rouhani warns Iran must heed lessons of 1979 revolution

Jan 31, 2018 - 5:11 PM

In a speech marking the 39th anniversary of the uprising, Rouhani also warns foreign powers that Iran's people would 'forever safeguard the Islamic republic'

HASSAN ROUHANI. A handout picture released by the Iranian president's official website on January 31, 2018 shows Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (L), praying over the tomb of the founder of Iran's Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, at the latter's shrine in southern Tehran. Photo by Iranian Presidency/AFP