Hassan Rowhani

Iran President Rowhani to run for second term

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani is to stand for a second four-year term in office, Vice-President Hussein-Ali Amiri announced Sunday.

Former Ahmadinejad VP to run against Rowhani for Iranian presidency

A deputy to former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be a candidate in the presidential election set for May, the ISNA news agency reported Saturday.

Rowhani says Iran will not tolerate threats on revolution anniversary

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani dubbed US President Donald Trump a "newcomer" and criticized US policy on Iran, saying his nation would not tolerate threats.

Iran's Rowhani to Trump: The time for walls is over

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Saturday criticized the isolationist policies of US President Donald Trump, claiming that his planned construction of a Mexican border wall runs contrary to modern values of cooperation between countries.

Rowhani says Trump's criticism of Iran nuclear deal is 'just talk'

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Tuesday dismissed remarks by the US president-elect criticizing the nuclear deal with Iran as "just talk."

We will abide by deal if others do, Rowhani tells UN nuclear watchdog

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Sunday assured the head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog that Iran would continue to fulfil its obligations under a nuclear deal with six major powers.

Rowhani calls for retaliation against US renewal of sanction power

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Tuesday demanded that his foreign minister as well as the country's nuclear chief retaliate against the renewal of the power to impose sanctions on Iran by the United States Senate.

Nuclear deal can't be renegotiated, says Iranian minister

There will be no renegotiation of Iran's nuclear deal, said Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht Ravanchi Tuesday, despite concerns that incoming US president-elect Donald Trump might scrap the deal.

Iran to follow nuclear agreement despite Trump

Iran will continue to follow the terms of its nuclear accord with the international community even during the presidency of Donald Trump in the United States, Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said Wednesday.

IAEA: Iran edges above a limit set by nuclear deal

Iran has been slightly exceeding one of the limits agreed to under its deal with world powers to curb its nuclear programme, international nuclear inspectors said Wednesday.

Iranian president champions press freedom, wants fewer court cases

Journalists should not be subjected to arbitrary censorship, argued Iranian President Hassan Rowhani Saturday, as he highlighted proposed legislation that would make it less likely for reporters to end up before the courts.

Rowhani warns of "terrorist regimes" during talks with EU's Mogherini

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani warned about the need to stop the spread of "terrorist regimes," during talks on Saturday with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on the Syrian conflict.

Bosnia and Iran to strengthen economic ties

Bosnia and Herzegovina will strengthen economic ties with Iran and measures will follow to change the current strict visa regime and facilitate travel between the two countries, the Bosniak member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in Tehran on Tuesday.

Choice of White House candidates between "bad and worse," Iran says

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Sunday revealed his low opinion of the two candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, hoping to become the next US president.

Iran's Rowhani calls on Muslims to "punish" Saudis over Hajj deaths

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said on Wednesday Saudi Arabia should be punished for its role in a deadly stampede at last year's Hajj pilgrimage.

Iran's Rowhani says will not "bow to pressure" from hardliners

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said Monday that neither he nor his government will bend under pressure from political hardliners.

Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan ink deal to boost ties in defence, commerce

The presidents of Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan signed a declaration on Monday to boost ties in defence and commerce in the Caspian Sea region.

Iran's Rowhani has little to show one year after nuclear deal

The end of the spat over Iran's nuclear projects was set to open international doors for the Islamic State. However, foreign investors remain wary, putting the political future of President Hassan Rowhani at risk.

Grabar-Kitarovic, Rouhani: Croatia can be Iran's gateway to EU

"Croatia has historical and cultural points in common with Iran and, given its geographical position, can become a gateway for our relations with the European Union," Rouhani said after the talks.

Rowhani praises success of female candidates after Iranian elections

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Sunday expressed pride at the growing number of women in parliament after four female candidates emerged victorious from a second round of elections last week.

Rowhani's reformists clinch victory in Iran run-off polls: reports

Reformist candidates allied with Iranian President Hassan Rowhani emerged victorious on Saturday in parliamentary run-off elections, multiple Iranian media outlets reported.

High hopes for Rowhani's reformists as run-off polls close in Iran

A run-off parliamentary election took place in Iran Friday, with President Hassan Rowhani's allied reformists hoping to solidify wins against the country's hardline Muslim clerics.

Iran's Rowhani postpones Austria visit for security reasons

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has postponed Wednesday's and Thursday's planned state visit to Austria because of security reasons, the Austrian presidential office announced.

Iran’s Rowhani secures trade deals in Pakistan as sanctions ease

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani signed several trade deals during his first visit to Pakistan on Friday as global economic sanctions on Tehran eased following a nuclear deal with world powers.

President says Iran is tired of tension with outside world

Iran is tired of tension with the rest of the world, Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said Sunday, pointing to recent election results that solidly backed the country's modernizers.

In Iran, Turkey's premier plays up partnership despite Syria friction

Turkey and Iran must develop a "common perspective" in order to resolve crises embroiling the region, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said after talks with Iranian President Hassan Rowhani in Tehran on Saturday.

Iran's reformists set to squeeze out hardliners in landmark election

Iran's reformists have won all of Tehran's 30 seats in parliament, according to preliminary results for Friday's elections, marking a major boost for President Hassan Rowhani.

Iran's reformists make gains in early election results

Iran's reformists were on course to win all of Tehran's 30 seats in parliament, a major boost for President Hassan Rowhani after Friday's elections for the legislature and assembly of experts.

Iran broadly honours nuclear deal, first IAEA report shows

Iran is meeting key obligations to curb its nuclear programme under the deal Tehran struck with six world powers, according to a first report by the International Atomic Energy Agency since the deal went into effect in January.

Rowhani: Iran must pave the way for more women in politics

President Hassan Rowhani advocated gender equality in Iranian politics in a speech at a women's conference in Tehran on Sunday.

Billions inked in deals during Iranian president's visit to France

Billions of dollars worth of aircraft, oil, and car manufacturing deals were signed Thursday during a visit from Iranian President Hassan Rowhani to France, marking thawing relations between Europe and the long-isolated country.

Italy embarassed by decision to cover nude statues for Iran president

The Italian government said Wednesday it did not sanction controversial moves to cover up nude ancient Roman statues to protect the sensitivities of visiting Iranian President Hassan Rowhani.

Iran president: Apology to Saudi Arabia out of the question

Iran wants to put an end to tensions with Saudi Arabia, but has no intention of offering an apology for the assault on Riyadh's embassy in Tehran, President Hassan Rowhani said Wednesday.

Italy signs first economic deals with Iran following sanctions lift

Italy signed Monday several economic deals with Iran at the start of President Hassan Rowhani's four-day trip to Rome and Paris, his first foray into Europe since the end of international sanctions aganst Tehran.

Iran president seeks economic deals as he starts Italy-France trip

Iran President Hassan Rowhani said he was looking to shore up economic ties with European Union countries, as he started Monday a four-day trip to Italy and France that will also include a stop at the Vatican.

Iran, US celebrate "rare" chance at "new chapter" with nuclear deal

A whirlwind weekend of prisoner exchanges, reduced sanctions and confirmation that Tehran has degraded its nuclear programme gives the US and Iran a "rare" chance to start a "new chapter", US and Iranian leaders said Sunday.

Iran's president greets "new chapter" in relations with world

The lifting of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran after a decade of international isolation has opened a "new chapter" in the country's history, President Hassan Rowhani said Sunday.