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01-Aug-2020 Tehran

Iran urges regional cooperation for security, stability

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said regional security can be attained through regional cooperation, semi-official Fars news agency reported."Regional security and stability can be achieved only within the framework of regional cooperation," Rouhani said in...

23-Jul-2019 Tehran

Iran does not seek war in Strait of Hormuz : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday said that Tehran was the guardian of security in the Strait of Hormuz and does not seek to increase tensions in the strategic region despite its recent capture of a British oil tanker."Iran has been, and will be, the...

18-Jun-2019 Tehran

Iran will not go to war with any nation : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday reaffirmed that his country does not seek war with any nation, but stressed that Tehran will come out as the ultimate winner of any warfare against it."We will not wage war with any nation, those facing us are a group...

14-Jun-2019 Tokyo

Abe asks Iran to release American captives: Report

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked Iranian leaders during his Tehran visit to release American captives detained by the country, at the request of US President Donald Trump, Kyodo News Agency quoted a Japanese government source as saying on Friday.At...

13-Jun-2019 Tehran

'US economic war' root cause of regional tensions : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that tensions in the Middle East region were caused by the "US economic war" against Iran."If we witness some tensions in the region  today, their root cause lies in the U.S. economic war against Iranian nation," Xinhua...

21-Feb-2019 Tehran

Hassan Rouhani calls US sanctions terrorism

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said that the sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic by the US constitute an act of terrorism.Rouhani spoke following a  Cabinet meeting in Tehran, underscoring the need for Iranians to continue to stand...

25-Dec-2018 Tehran

US sanctions will not defeat Iran : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday said that the US would not succeed in destroying the Islamic Republic despite the negative impact of Washington-imposed sanctions on the country's economic development.Speaking before lawmakers, Rouhani said that Iran...

19-Dec-2018 Tehran

US cannot influence Iranian ties with neighbours: Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said Washington cannot dictate its policies on regional countries for their relations with Iran.Rouhani made the remarks at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport before leaving for Turkey, Xinhua news agency reported.He...

31-Oct-2018 Tehran

US retreats step-by-step on oil sanctions : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said that the US officials have retreated from their earlier stance to cut down Iran's oil exports to zero."At the beginning, they said they will bring Iran's oil exports to zero; later they said that it is impossible...

24-Oct-2018 Tehran

US aided Jamal Khashoggi's murder: Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said that Saudi Arabia wouldn't have dared to kill dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi without the support of the US, a close Riyadh ally.Rouhani's comments came after US President Donald Trump on Tuesday called...

26-Sep-2018 United Nations

Hassan Rouhani blasts US-led sanctions as 'economic terrorism'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday blasted the US-led sanctions against his country as "economic terrorism"."World security is under threat by some states' recklessness and disregard of international values and institutions," Rouhani made the remarks...

19-Aug-2018 Tehran

Hassan Rouhani urges boost ties with Pakistan under Imran Khan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday congratulated Imran Khan on his election as Pakistan's new Prime Minister, state TV reported.In his message, Rouhani said that Iran was ready to expand cooperation with Pakistan, expressing hope that the two countries...

07-Aug-2018 Tehran

US to regret for re-imposing sanctions : Hassan Rouhani

Iran President Hassan Rouhani has said that the Iranians would make the US regret for re-imposing sanctions against the Islamic republic."Through unity and solidarity, the Iranians will weather away the return of sanctions," Rouhani said on Monday, Xinhua...

27-Mar-2018 Tehran

Hassan Rouhani kicks off trip to Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday left Tehran for Turkmenistan for talks on bilateral and regional issues.Rouhani's visit came at the official invitation of Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow. Before heading for Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat,...

17-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Iran President

External Affairs Minister on Saturday called on visiting Iran President Hassan Rouhani and discussed a number of issues, including energy and connectivity."Strengthening cooperation in energy, connectivity, IT, education, culture and people-to-people contact...

17-Feb-2018 New Delhi

India, Iran sign nine agreements, agree to stop terror forces

India and Iran on Saturday pledged to stop the forces of terrorism and extremism, delinking it from religion and agreed that there should be an end to terror sanctuaries even as the two countries broad-based their relationship by signing nine agreements, including...

16-Feb-2018 Hyderabad

Hassan Rouhani calls for unity among Muslims

With a call for unity among Muslims across the world and the announcement of his readiness to simplify visa procedure for Indians, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday wound up the first leg of his India visit.In a rare gesture, Iranian President Hassan...

16-Feb-2018 Hyderabad

Hassan Rouhani visits Hyderabad's Qutub Shahi tombs

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday visited the historic Qutub Shahi tombs here.Rouhani, who is on a three-day visit to the country, arrived here on Thursday. He visited the tombs along with other Iranian ministers and senior officials accompanying him,...

15-Feb-2018 Hyderabad

India living example of co-existence : Hassan Rouhani

Citing India as a living example of peaceful co-existence of people of different religious and ethnicities, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday called for unity between Shias and Sunnis.Stating that there can be no military solution to conflicts, he...

06-Feb-2018 Tehran

Hassan Rouhani says Iran not to renegotiate nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Tehran will never renegotiate nuclear deal which it signed with the world powers in 2015."The JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) is non-negotiable and cannot be rewritten," Rouhani said in a press...

31-Dec-2017 Tehran

Citizens have right to criticise, not destroy : Hassan Rouhani

Iranians are free to protest against the government but must not jeopardise security, President Hassan Rouhani has said after four days of demonstrations.Speaking at a cabinet session, he acknowledged that there were problems that needed to be solved but warned...

10-Dec-2017 Tehran

Iran ready to restore ties with Saudi : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Iran could restore its relations with Saudi Arabia should the kingdom end its "friendship" with Israel.Tehran would "have no problem" with Riyadh if it stops "bowing to Israel" and relies on itself, Rouhani...

15-Nov-2017 Tehran

Hassan Rouhani accuses Saudi Arabia of urging Israel to attack Lebanon

 Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday blasted Saudi Arabia for appealing to Israel to launch a military attack on Lebanon, Press TV reported.It is "shameful" that Saudi Arabia has urged Israel to carry out military strikes against Lebanon, Rouhani said,...

29-Oct-2017 TEHRAN

Nuclear deal won't stop Iran from producing missiles : Hassan Rouhani

Iran has not stopped building missiles and has no intention of doing so, said President Hassan Rouhani.Rouhani's remarks came on Sunday, three days after the US House of Representatives approved legislation that would impose new sanctions on Tehran for pursuing...

13-Oct-2017 TEHRAN

US cannot decertify nuclear deal 'unilaterally': Hassan Rouhani

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday that US President Donald Trump cannot decertify Iran's international nuclear deal "unilaterally"."Iran's nuclear deal is a multilateral deal and cannot be removed by the president of one country," Rouhani said...

07-Oct-2017 Tehran

Iran entitled to benefit from nuclear deal : Hassan Rouhani

Iran is entitled to gain benefits from the 2015 nuclear deal and no one can roll back the positive results of the accord, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here on Saturday."In the nuclear negotiations and the deal, we gained advantages that are irreversible....

21-Sep-2017 United Nations

Hassan Rouhani fights back at Trump over nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country will preserve an international deal on Iran's nuclear program but decisive response would be made to possible violation by the US."I declare before you that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not be the first...

18-Sep-2017 New York

Scrapping n-deal will be clear breach, says Iran's Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that the United States potential withdrawal from a multilateral nuclear deal with Iran would constitute a clear non-performance of contractual obligations by Washington.Speaking at a meeting of Iranian expatriates...

20-May-2017 Tehran

Iranians vote moderate, retain Rouhani as President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a resounding victory in the 12th Presidential polls on Saturday as voters yearning for more freedom at home and less isolation abroad have emphatically backed the moderate cleric.With a huge turnout, polling stations stayed...

18-Apr-2017 Tehran

Military for deterrence, not aggression : Hassan Rouhani

Iran is not an aggressive power and the country's armed forces are for deterrence and not aggression, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.The President made the remarks on the occasion of the country's Army Day, Press TV reported.The Iranian Army is...

15-Apr-2017 Tehran

Iranian President Rouhani to seek second term

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Friday registered to run for a second four-year term in the upcoming presidential election in the country.At the Interior Ministry's headquarters in Tehran, Rouhani said he had fulfilled the promises he made to the Iranian...

08-Apr-2017 Tehran

Hassan Rouhani condemns US strike on Syrian airbase

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday condemned the US missile strike on Syrian airbase."The tragedy of Khan Sheikhoun is horrifying & must be condemned. It reminds Iranians, victim of CW for years, the attacks in Sardasht," the President tweeted."US...

29-Jan-2017 Tehran

No time to build walls between nations: Iran's Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it was no time to build walls between nations and criticised steps towards cancelling world trade agreements, without naming new US President Donald Trump.His remarks came after Trump ordered the construction...

18-Dec-2016 Tehran

Iran will remain committed to nuclear agreement : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed his country's commitment to the July 2015 nuclear agreement, insisting that Iran will continue to collaborate with the International Atomic Energy Agency.In a meeting with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, President...

08-Oct-2016 Tehran

Hassan Rouhani urges Malaysia to invest in Iran's oil, gas

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has invited Malaysian companies to invest in Iran's oil, gas and petrochemical industry, a media report said.Iran seeks an increase in economic ties with Malaysia and "it supports investments by Malaysian companies in the oil,...

18-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Hamid Ansari meets Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Vice President Hamid Ansari held a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Venezuela."Time for an important partner. VP Ansari meets President Rouhani of Iran on sidelines of NAM Summit,"...

03-Aug-2016 Tehran

Hassan Rouhani says US failed to fulfil nuke obligations 'accurately'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here on Tuesday that the United States has failed to fulfil its nuclear obligations "accurately"."If they were committed to their promises accurately, and did not hinder the process of nuclear deal implementation, we could...

23-May-2016 Tehran

Chabahar agreement inked: Narendra Modi calls it creation of history

India and Iran on Monday took a major step in boosting connectivity and trade with the inking of the Chabahar port agreement even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with the Iranian leadership and said that the time has come for both sides to “regain...

23-May-2016 Tehran (Iran)

Visit fruitful, says Narendra Modi as he departs from Iran

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday departed from Tehran for New Delhi at the conclusion of his two-day visit to Iran, saying the outcomes "will positively impact" bilateral ties.“I thank the wonderful people of Iran for the warmth,” Modi said on the Twitter...

23-May-2016 Tehran (Iran)

Economic engagement with Afghanistan, Iran our priority: Narendra Modi

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the agenda for economic engagement with Iran and Afghanistan was a priority for his country."The agenda for economic engagement is a clear priority for us. We stand together in unity of our purpose,"...

23-May-2016 Tehran (Iran)

India, Iran, Afghanistan sign Chabahar port agreement

India, Iran and Afghanistan on Monday inked an agreement on the Chabahar port on the Gulf of Oman that will make it a transport and transit hub to boost trade.“A corridor of connectivity. The leaders witness the signing if the Chabahar agreement,” external...

23-May-2016 Tehran (Iran)

India-Iran 'dosti' as old as history: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday described India-Iran friendship as "as old as history" after the two sides signed 12 agreements, including three on development of the Chabahar port in this Persian Gulf nation for enhanced connectivity.“India and Iran...

23-May-2016 Tehran (Iran)

Narendra Modi holds talks with Iranian president

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, on the second day of his two-day visit to Iran, held a "restricted" meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.“Building an enduring partnership. PM @narendramodi and President Rouhani exchange ideas at a restricted...

10-Mar-2016 Islamabad

Iranian president to visit Islamabad this month

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to visit Pakistan at the end of this month in a bid to re-establish bilateral economic ties, the media reported on Thursday.According to sources, the two-day visit is scheduled from March 25-26, Dawn online reported.This...

08-Feb-2016 Tehran

Iran president honours nuclear team for historic deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani awarded the nuclear negotiating team on Monday with medals of honour for clinching an historic deal with world powers in July 2015.He awarded the first class medals of "Merit" and "Courage" to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad...

27-Jan-2016 Rome

Iran doesn't wish to attack, invade any country: Hassan Rouhani

Iran does not intend to attack, invade or interfere in the affairs of any country, its president Hassan Rouhani has said, asserting that his country was a bedrock in the conflict-wracked Middle East."Iran is the safest most stable country in the whole region,...

26-Jan-2016 Rome

Rouhani vows to fight terrorism

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has pledged to wage a war aganst terrorism "to the bitter end, without equivocation"."Everyone must do their part -- to the bitter end, without equivocation," Rouhani said on Monday at a meeting with Italian President Sergio...

14-Nov-2015 Tehran

Problems in Iran, US ties are long-standing, says Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed claims that the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers, including the US, in July has had an impact on Tehran's ties with Washington, differentiating between the two issues, the...

14-Oct-2015 Tehran

Iran ready to implement n-deal : Hassan Rouhani

Iran is ready to start implementing the nuclear deal reached with the world powers in July, President Hassan Rouhani has said following its approval by the Majlis (parliament)."After the Guardian Council announces the endorsement, the government will start...

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