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Iran’s Rouhani raises prospect of compulsory wearing of face masks in...

06 June, 2020 11:57 am 11:57 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran is considering making it mandatory within days to wear masks in public places and covered spaces, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, as the tally of confirmed coronavirus cases continued to rise above 200,000. “Mainly for crowded and covered areas…we may make (masks) compulsory in a week, more or less. But … Read More

Rouhani, Iran, retaliate, US, Venezuela-bound, tankers

Rouhani says Iran to retaliate over any US ‘trouble’ for Venezu...

05 May, 2020 5:36 pm 5:36 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Saturday of retaliatory measures against the United States if Washington caused problems for tankers carrying Iranian fuel to Venezuela, the semi-official news agency Mehr reported. “If our tankers in the Caribbean or anywhere in the world face trouble caused by the Americans, they (the US) will … Read More

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Iran’s Rouhani pledges ‘crushing response’ if US extends ...

05 May, 2020 1:41 pm 1:41 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened a “crushing response” on Wednesday if the United States goes ahead with plans to extend an embargo on Iranian trade of conventional arms, which the United Nations is set to lift later this year. Under Iran’s deal with world powers to accept limits to its nuclear programme … Read More

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Rouhani urges Iran military to seek regional stability, remain vigilant

04 April, 2020 10:58 pm 10:58 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – President Hassan Rouhani called on Iran’s armed forces on Friday to seek regional stability while maintaining vigilance against “provocations”, state TV reported, as a war of words with arch-enemy the United States escalated. The head of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday Tehran would destroy US warships if its security is … Read More

Iran’s Rouhani says low-risk economic activities to resume from April...

04 April, 2020 3:54 pm 3:54 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s president said on Sunday “low-risk” economic activities would resume from April 11 in the Middle Eastern country worst-affected by the new coronavirus. Iran has been struggling to curb the spread of the highly infectious respiratory disease known as COVID-19 but authorities are also concerned that measures to limit public life to … Read More

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Rouhani says Iran will never yield to US pressure for talks

02 February, 2020 11:00 am 11:00 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, adding that Tehran’s help was essential in establishing security in the Middle East. Relations between Tehran and Washington reached crisis point in 2018 after US President Donald Trump abandoned a 2015 pact between Iran and … Read More

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Iran will never seek nuclear arms, with or without nuclear deal: Rouhani

01 January, 2020 5:14 pm 5:14 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will never seek nuclear weapons, with or without nuclear deal, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, calling on the European powers to avoid Washington’s mistake of violating Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with major powers. “We have never sought nuclear weapons … With or without the nuclear deal we will never … Read More

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Iran’s Rouhani to make first visit to Japan

12 December, 2019 9:48 pm 9:48 pm

TEHRAN (AFP) – President Hassan Rouhani will visit Japan later this week in the first trip to the country by an Iranian head of state for two decades, official news agency IRNA reported Monday. Rouhani will go to Tokyo on Friday, IRNA said, citing Iran´s vice foreign minister Abbas Araghchi. Araghchi said the one-day visit … Read More

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PM will visit Saudi Arabia today to defuse rising tensions in Gulf

10 October, 2019 8:15 am 8:15 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – After successful visit of Iran, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia on Wednesday (today) on a mission to act as a “facilitator” between Tehran and Riyadh and try to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf. The prime minister will hold key meetings with Saudi leadership to devise solutions … Read More


Macron made last-minute bid to get Trump, Rouhani to talk in New York

10 October, 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am

PARIS/WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Before leaving New York last week, French President Emmanuel Macron made a failed last-minute push to get US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to speak on the sidelines of the annual UN gathering of world leaders, according to several sources familiar with the situation. Macron had been trying … Read More

Rouhani says US offered to remove all sanctions on Iran in exchange for tal...

09 September, 2019 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States offered to remove all sanctions on Iran in exchange for talks but Tehran has not yet accepted the offer due to the current “toxic atmosphere”, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday. Rouhani, speaking on his return from the United Nations General Assembly in New York, said he met … Read More

Iranian President Rouhani says no to talks under US pressure

09 September, 2019 11:20 pm 11:20 pm

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iran will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, but added that lifting all the sanctions Washington imposed on Tehran and respecting a UN Security Council resolution could pave the way for talks. “Our response to talks … Read More

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Iran’s Rouhani rules out talks with US until sanctions lifted

08 August, 2019 4:20 pm 4:20 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will not talk to the United States until all sanctions imposed on Tehran are lifted, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a day after President Donald Trump said he would meet his Iranian counterpart to try to end a nuclear standoff. Trump said on Monday he would meet Iran’s president under … Read More

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Iran is ready to negotiate but not for surrender: President Rouhani

07 July, 2019 2:04 pm 2:04 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – Iran is ready for just negotiations but not if they mean surrender, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, without saying what talks he had in mind. Rouhani seemed to be referring to possible negotiations with the United States. US President Donald Trump withdrew from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran … Read More

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Iran to boost uranium enrichment level above nuclear pact’s limit: Ro...

07 July, 2019 10:26 pm 10:26 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – Iran will boost its uranium enrichment after July 7 to whatever levels it needs beyond the cap set in the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, while calling on Washington to rejoin the pact. Iran announced this week it has stockpiled more low-enriched uranium than is permitted under … Read More