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Hassan Rouhani is an Iranian politician serving as the seventh and current 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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Rouhani: EU must take stand against illegal US moves against IranPresident Hassan Rouhani has once again censured the unilateral American sanctions that are disrupting imports of medical supplies into Iran, renewing a call for the European Union to take a stand..
As lockdown eases, Iran's mosques to resume daily prayersGovernment employees went back to work in Iran on Saturday and President Hassan Rouhani said mosques would resume daily prayers across the country, even though some areas are seeing high levels of..
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Iranian parliament is symbol of Islamic democracy: RouhaniTEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran’s parliament (Majlis) is “symbol of Islamic and religious democracy”. ......
Rouhani: Iran to retaliate if US interferes with Venezuela-bound tankersIranian 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...
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Iran will 'never' accept violation of 2231 resolution: RouhaniTEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani warned on Wednesday that Iran “will never accept” violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 that endorsed the 2015 nuclear deal. ......
Iran's Rouhani pledges "crushing response" if U.S. extends arms embargoIranian 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..
Mosques and schools to reopen in Iran's low-risk areasIran plans to reopen mosques and schools in areas that have been consistently free of the coronavirus as President Hassan Rouhani's government starts to ease restrictions that were aimed at containing..
Iranians should be cautious but not afraid of the coronavirus: RouhaniIranians should be cautious but not afraid of the coronavirus, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday as the country eases restrictions in an attempt to return to normal life.
Iran, China emphasize cooperation in coronavirus battle- Iran presidencyIranian President Hassan Rouhani and Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized the need to cooperate in the battle against the new coronavirus outbreak and to expand trade ties in a call on Monday,..
Iran plans to reopen mosques in areas free of coronavirus, president saysIran plans to reopen mosques in parts of the country that have been consistently free of the coronavirus outbreak as restrictions on Iranians gradually ease, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.
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Iran's president says Tehran watches U.S. closely, but won't start conflictIranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Tehran was closely following U.S. activities, but would never initiate a conflict in the region.
Rouhani urges Iran military to seek regional stability, remain vigilantPresident 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..
Iran, Russia should increase cooperation against coronavirus, continue trade: RouhaniIran and Russia should increase their cooperation in the fight against the new coronavirus outbreak and continue to trade with each other, President Hassan Rouhani told Russian President Vladimir Putin..
U.S. pressure on Iran during coronavirus outbreak is 'inhumane': RouhaniIranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that American pressure on Iran in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic was "inhumane", according to a statement on the official presidency website.
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Iran renews coronavirus warning as 'low risk' activities re-startPresident Hassan Rouhani urged Iranians to continue to respect measures to guard against the new coronavirus as "low-risk" business activities resumed in most of the country on Saturday, state news..
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COVID-19: Deaths mount again in Iran; cases top 40,000Tehran: The number of declared coronavirus infections in Iran topped 40,000 Monday, as the government warned the outbreak could run for several more months and cost over 10,000 lives. With the tally..
Iran to use 20% of state budget to fight coronavirusIran is to allocate 20% of its annual state budget to fighting the coronavirus outbreak in the country, one of the worst-hit in the world, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday.
Iran's health system strong, ready for possible escalation in coronavirus cases: RouhaniIran's health infrastructure is strong and ready to cope with a possible escalation in coronavirus cases, President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday on state TV.
Iran to impose tough measures as coronavirus death toll risesIran plans to ban Iranian New Year travel and traditional gatherings in parks, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, as the coronavirus death toll rose to 2,077 in the worst-hit country in the..
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About half of Iran's state workers are staying home: presidentIran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday about half of all government employees were staying at home as part of measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak, state TV reported.
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