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7th President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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Hassan Rouhani: 7th President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Hassan Rouhani is an Iranian politician serving as the current and seventh President of Iran since 3 August 2013. He was also a lawyer, academic, former diplomat and Islamic cleric. He has been a member of Iran's Assembly of Experts since 1999, member of the Expediency Council since 1991, and a member of the Supreme National Security Council since 1989. Rouhani was deputy speaker of the fourth and fifth terms of the Parliament of Iran (Majlis) and Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council from 1989 to 2005. In the latter capacity, he was the country's top negotiator with the EU three, UK, France, and Germany, on nuclear technology in Iran, and has also served as a Shi'ite ijtihadi cleric, and economic trade negotiator. He has expressed official support for upholding the rights of ethnic and religious minorities. In 2013, he appointed former industries minister Eshaq Jahangiri as his first vice-president.

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One killed in clashes in Iran over fuel price hike: media

One person was killed in the Iranian city of Sirjan during protests that erupted after President Hassan Rouhani's government imposed gasoline rationing and price hikes of at least 50 percent, Iranian..
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Iran says fugitive businessman charged with corruption returns home

An Iranian fugitive businessman charged with financial crimes and accused of ties to President Hassan Rouhani's brother, who has been jailed for graft, has returned home, the country's judiciary said..
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Videos for Hassan Rouhani


Iran walks further away from the nuclear deal [Video]Iran walks further away from the nuclear deal

Iranian media video on Tuesday purports to show equipment upgrades at some of the country's nuclear facilities. It may further erode Iran's deal with world powers, and came as the U.S. slapped new..

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Iran's Rouhani announces another step away from 2015 nuclear deal [Video]Iran's Rouhani announces another step away from 2015 nuclear deal

Resumption of uranium enrichment at the Fordow plant is Tehran's latest step back from the crumbling nuclear deal.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

Iran's Rouhani: US sanctions have failed [Video]Iran's Rouhani: US sanctions have failed

Rouhani: US sanctions have failed to bring Iran's economy to its knees

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Trump Says He Never Agreed To What Iran's President Is Claiming [Video]Trump Says He Never Agreed To What Iran's President Is Claiming

Donald Trump has denied that the U.S. had offered to lift sanctions on Iran, reports Politico.com. This was in reference to clearing the way for a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani at the UN. Trump..

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Rouhani says show 'evidence' Iran attacked Saudi oil facility [Video]Rouhani says show 'evidence' Iran attacked Saudi oil facility

President Hassan Rouhani challenged countries who accused Iran of carrying out this month's attack on a Saudia Arabian oil facility to provide evidence.

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Hassan Rouhani refuses US nuclear talks until sanctions removed [Video]Hassan Rouhani refuses US nuclear talks until sanctions removed

President Rouhani warns world leaders 'a single blunder can fuel a big fire' as threat of war grips the Middle East.

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Rouhani: No talks with U.S. under pressure [Video]Rouhani: No talks with U.S. under pressure

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..

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Rouhani: Iran's response to talks under sanctions is no [Video]Rouhani: Iran's response to talks under sanctions is no

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will not negotiate with the US on the nuclear issue as long as sanctions remained in place.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 27:33Published

Iran to present regional security plan at UNGA: Rouhani [Video]Iran to present regional security plan at UNGA: Rouhani

President warns presence of foreign forces in Gulf creates 'insecurity', after US says it will send more troops.

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Iran sees lifting of U.N. arms embargo in 2020 as 'huge political goal'

President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday Iran would regain access to the international arms market later next year if it stuck to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and this would prove "a huge..
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Iran's Rouhani says Fordow enrichment site will soon be fully operational

Iran's underground uranium enrichment Fordow facility "will soon be back to full operation", Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted, a few hours after Tehran announced that uranium gas had been..
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Iran further distances itself from 2015 deal by fueling Fordow centrifuges

Iran will start injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordow enrichment facility, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a highly symbolic breach that will complicate..
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Iran says it will inject gas into centrifuges at Fordow on Wednesday

Iran will take a new step in reducing commitments to a landmark 2015 nuclear deal on Wednesday by injecting gas into centrifuges at the Fordow plant, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a..
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Iran president says there is video footage of attack on Iranian tanker

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said an Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea on Friday had been hit by at least two rockets, and there is video footage of the incident.
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Iran's Rouhani says regional crisis can be resolved through diplomacy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that finding a solution to the conflict in Yemen could help reduce tensions in the region, which could be further resolved through diplomacy.
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Iran to continue scaling back commitments to nuclear deal: Rouhani

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday Tehran would continue to scale back its commitments to the 2015 nuclear agreement until the European Union fulfils promises it made under the deal.
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Iran's Rouhani urges Turkey to avoid military action in Syria

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Turkey on Wednesday to show restraint and avoid military action in northern Syria, as Ankara's forces were poised to advance into an area there being vacated..
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Iran calls on Turkey to show restraint, says U.S. forces should leave region: IRNA

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Turkey to show restraint and avoid military action in Northern Syria, and said U.S. forces should leave the region.
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Iran's Rouhani says French plan for talks broadly is acceptable

A plan for talks presented to the United States and Iran by French President Emmanuel Macron is broadly acceptable to the Islamic Republic, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday during a cabinet..
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For Iran, mixed U.S. messages about sanctions not acceptable: Iran president

The mixed messages that Iran received from the U.S. about sanctions undermine the possibility of bilateral talks, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, in a speech broadcast live on state..
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Macron made last-minute bid to get Trump and Rouhani to talk in New York: sources

Before leaving New York last week, French President Emmanuel Macron made a failed last-minute push to get U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to speak on the sidelines of..
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International community must confront America's hostile approach: Iran president

The international community must confront America's hostile approach, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday as tensions have spiked between the Islamic Republic and the United States.
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Iran court sentences brother of president Rouhani to five years in prison: report

An Iranian court sentenced the brother of President Hassan Rouhani to five years in prison, a judiciary spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday by the semi-official Fars news.
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Russia's Putin, Iran's Rouhani to discuss nuclear deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to discuss Iran's nuclear deal and situation in the Strait of Hormuz with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at their bilateral meeting in Armenia on Tuesday,..
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Rouhani says he rejected U.S. offer to lift sanctions made in message to Europeans

The United States sent a message to European leaders that it was willing to lift all sanctions on Iran, according to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who said he had rejected talks with Washington..
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Trump says he refused to lift sanctions for an Iran meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump said he had refused a request by Tehran to lift sanctions in exchange for talks, contradicting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who earlier on Friday said the United States..
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Iranian president says U.S. offered to remove all sanctions on Iran in exchange for talks

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..
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Rouhani says he expects UK tanker held in Iran to be released

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday he expected the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, seized by Iran in July, to be released after the completion of legal procedures in his..
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Iran's Rouhani says wider talks with U.S. possible if 2015 deal implemented

Iran can discuss other issues with the United States providing its 2015 nuclear deal with six powers is fully implemented, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday, adding that Tehran's..
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Iraq's president meets with his Iranian counterpart in New York: agency

Iraqi President Barham Saleh met with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the Iraqi news agency reported.
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Iran demands U.S. 'pay more' for a wider deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded on Wednesday that the United States "pay more" for any agreement that goes beyond the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that Washington abandoned.
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Iran to U.S.: 'You should ... pay more' for a new deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the United States must "pay more" for any agreement that goes beyond the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that Washington abandoned.
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Iran's Rouhani says no to talks under U.S. pressure

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..
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Amid U.S. tensions, Iran's Rouhani warns 'a single blunder can fuel a big fire'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani warned world leaders on Wednesday - amid rising tensions between Iran and Washington - that the Gulf region is "on the edge of collapse, as a single blunder can fuel a..
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Zero chance of Trump and Rouhani meeting at U.N.: Iranian official

There is no chance that the presidents of the United States and Iran will meet during the United Nations General Assembly this week, an Iranian official told Reuters on Wednesday,
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Possibility of Rouhani and Trump meeting is zero: Iranian official

The possibility a meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and U.S. President Donald Trump is "zero" and the United States should lift sanctions and return to the 2015 nuclear deal if it wants..
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Iran's Rouhani to call for 'coalition of hope' in Gulf as tension spikes

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will give a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday that will likely determine whether Tehran will re-engage with the United States to ease the..
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Britain's Johnson, in talks with Iran's Rouhani, urges release of imprisoned dual nationals

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for the immediate release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and other dual nationals imprisoned in Iran during a meeting with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in..
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Macron says Trump, Rouhani know conditions for talks, but up to them to deliver

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he believed that the conditions for the leaders of the United States and Iran to meet were now in place, but the ball was now in their court to make it..
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France, Britain urge Iran's Rouhani to meet Trump: UK press pool

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday it would be a lost opportunity if Iranian President Hassan Rouhani left the United States without meeting U.S. President Donald Trump, according to a UK..
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Pakistan's Khan says he is mediating with Iran after Trump asked him to help

Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had asked him to help defuse tensions with Iran and that he had already spoken with Iranian President Hassan..
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Iran's Rouhani says open to discuss small changes to 2015 deal if sanctions lifted

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he was open to discuss small changes, additions or amendments to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers if the United States lifted..
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Macron says he hopes there can be progress on Iran in coming hours at U.N.

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that he hoped there could be progress on Iran in the coming hours after he held direct and frank talks with President Hassan Rouhani on Monday evening..
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Attacks on Iran will bring captivity and defeat, senior military official says

Enemies who try to attack Iran will face captivity and defeat, a senior Iranian military official said on Tuesday, a day after President Hassan Rouhani said Iran’s message to the world was "peace and..
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Rouhani says Iran's message to the world is 'peace and stability': IRNA

Iran's message to the world is "peace and stability," said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani upon his arrival in the United States, where he will attend the U.N. General Assembly, the state news agency..
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Macron to meet Trump, Rouhani to push mediation efforts

French President Emmanuel Macron said he would meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday and U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday as he seeks to defuse tensions between Washington and Tehran.
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Trump on Iran meeting: "We'll see what happens"

U.S. President Donald Trump, arriving at the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, was asked about the possibility of meeting Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani after tensions over an attack on Saudi..
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Rouhani says Iran resists sanctions, drives U.S. "desperate"

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday new U.S. sanctions blacklisting Iran's central bank for a second time pointed to U.S. "desperation" in the face of Iranian resistance.
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Macron: Saudi attacks do not help chances of a Trump-Rouhani meeting

The Sept. 14 attack on Saudi oil facilities have not helped diplomatic efforts to organize talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, French President..
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Iran resists sanctions, U.S. is 'desperate,' Rouhani says

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday new U.S. sanctions, under which Iran's central bank was blacklisted for a second time, pointed to U.S. "desperation" in face of Iranian resistance.
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Iran to present plan for Gulf security at U.N. this week

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will present a plan for creating security in the Gulf in cooperation with other countries in the region when he attends the United Nations General Assembly in New York..
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Iran will not allow anyone to violate its borders: Iran president

Iran will not allow anyone to violate its borders, President Hassan Rouhani said in Tehran on Sunday at a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the start of the Islamic Republic’s 1980-1988 war..
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