Hassan Rouhani

7th President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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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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The United States has issued visas allowing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to travel to New York for the annual..
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may cancel his trip to New York next week for the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations if the United States..
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President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran did not want conflict in the region while Defense Minister Amir Hatami said Tehran had no involvement in the..
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US President Trump on Tuesday said he would prefer not to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly next..
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he is not looking to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a United Nations event at the end of the month, as..
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ANKARA: Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for an end to a conflict in Yemen by quoting from the Holy Quran. According to RT, the Russian strongman was..
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he would meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the end of the month, as regional tensions rise in the..
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An attack on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil facilities was a reciprocal measure by "Yemeni people" to assaults on this country, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani he hoped that their three-way talks on Monday would..
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that diplomacy, not a military approach, was the solution to end the crisis in Syria after a meeting his Turkish..
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Iran said on Monday President Hassan Rouhani will not meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations, a day after the White House left open the..
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Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday ruled out the likelihood of any meeting between the Iranian and U.S. presidents in the upcoming UN General Assembly..
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ANKARA - The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran meet on Monday to try to secure a lasting truce in northwest Syria following attacks by the government that risk..
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Iran said on Monday there would be no meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump at the United Nations, Iranian state..
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The White House on Sunday did not rule out a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, even after Washington accused..
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The White House on Sunday did not rule out a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, even after Washington accused..
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In a tweet, Mr Pompeo said there was "no evidence" the drones came from Yemen. He described the attack as "an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply"...
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It was, by all accounts, a furious row. Donald Trump was talking about relaxing sanctions on Iran and holding a summit with its president, Hassan Rouhani, at..
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