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‘Never threaten Iran,’ Iran president tells Trump

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday warned his American counterpart Donald Trump to “never threaten the Iranian nation”, after he issued a US strike list of 52 targets in the Islamic republic. “Those who refer to the number 52 should also remember the number 290. #IR655 …

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Iran does not want ‘new tensions’ in Mideast: Rouhani

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iran does not want “new tensions” in the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday, after Israel carried out strikes against what it called Iranian targets in Syria. “Iran has always sought to reduce tensions in the region, trying to …

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Rouhani: Trump decision on Iran is ‘psychological warfare’

Tehran, Iran | AFP |  US President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday to pull out of the nuclear deal is an act of “psychological warfare” against Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said. Speaking on state television, Rouhani said he wished to discuss Trump’s decision with the European, Russian and Chinese parties …

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Rouhani angers Israel with ‘support for terrorists’ jibe

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit out at Iran on Wednesday after President Hassan Rouhani accused Israel of supporting “terrorists” in Syria. “Absurdity has no limits: Iran’s terrorist regime that sends tentacles of terror across the region accuses Israel of terrorism,” Netanyahu wrote on Twitter. “If …

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Iran’s Rouhani congratulates Putin on ‘decisive victory’

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday congratulated Russia’s Vladimir Putin on his “decisive victory” in a presidential election and vowed to boost ties between Tehran and Moscow. “I am sure that during your new term, relations between our two countries will develop further,” he said …

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Iran’s Rouhani calls for ‘year of unity’ after protests

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called for a “year of unity” as Iran celebrated 39 years since the Islamic revolution Sunday in the wake of protests last month. Rouhani said conservatives should not block reformist candidates from future elections and that there should be greater trust …

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Almost a week of deadly protests in Iran

Tehran, Iran | AFP |  Violent demonstrations have rocked Iran for almost a week, leaving at least 21 people dead, with the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday declaring the “end of the sedition”. The protests that started over the economy before turning against the Islamic regime as a …

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Iran’s Rouhani dismisses military site inspections

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday dismissed the idea of inspections at its military sites, reportedly floated by the United States, saying they were not required under a nuclear deal with world powers. “Our commitments to the world are clear… our relations with the IAEA (International …

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