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Mullahs and Taliban: confrontation or containment?

The Iranian regime feels powerless and is not able to protect Afghan Shiites as it has in neighboring states.What course will it take?Op-ed.

Mullahs and Taliban: confrontation or containment?

Rouhani: We didn't always tell the truth

Iran’s outgoing president admits his nation at times “did not tell part of the truth” to its people during his eight-year tenure.

Rouhani: We didn't always tell the truth

Iran in no rush to reach nuclear agreement

Spokesman for Iran's outgoing government says they are not in a rush to push the negotiations to revive 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran in no rush to reach nuclear agreement

Iran: U.S. government has agreed to remove nearly all sanctions

Iran announced the U.S. has agreed to lift all sanctions on its oil and shipping industries, days before Raisi takes office.

Iran: U.S. has agreed to remove nearly all sanctionsplayer

Rouhani: A return to the nuclear deal requires only 'will'

Iranian President says a breakthrough to revive the 2015 nuclear deal before he leaves office in August require a "will" beyond his power.

Rouhani: A return to the nuclear deal requires only 'will'

Rouhani calls for greater competition in election

Iranian President's call comes after several hopefuls were barred from running in next month's election.

Rouhani calls for greater competition in election

Iran claims US agreed to lift sanctions

Iranian President Rouhani claims to have defeated COVID and sanctions, agreement with US close.

Iran claims US agreed to lift sanctions

Rouhani: Soleimani's death was directed by the Zionists

Iranian President claims former President Donald Trump was “a mercenary of the Zionist regime”.

Rouhani: Soleimani's death was directed by the Zionists

Iran's government to investigate leaked recordings of Zarif

President Hassan Rouhani orders probe to identify who leaked "stolen" three-hour recording of Foreign Minister.

Iran's government to investigate leaked recordings of Zarif

Rouhani: We're not looking for a nuclear bomb

“If we want, we can enrich uranium to a level of 90%," Iranian president says.

Rouhani: We're not looking for a nuclear bomb

Rouhani to Europe: Avoid threats in negotiations with Iran

Iran's President meets Irish Foreign Minister, says the best way to solve problems is negotiations based on mutual respect.

Rouhani to Europe: Avoid threats in talks with Iran

Irish Foreign Minister to meet Iranian President

Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to discuss 2015 nuclear deal.

Irish Foreign Minister to meet Iranian President

Macron to Rouhani: Iran must make gestures in order to renew nuclear talks

French President tells Iranian counterpart he is "deeply concerned" by Iran's violations of 2015 nuclear deal.

Macron: Iran must make gestures in order to renew nuclear talks

Iran's June elections: a decisive moment for the mullahs

Not only Israel and the PA have elections soon, the president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, has 6 months left in office and can't run again.Op-ed

Iran's presidential elections in June- are the mullahs worried?

Iran: We will not compromise on the nuclear deal

Iranian President says his country will not agree to comply with 2015 deal when the other parties do not meet their obligations.

Iran: We will not compromise on the nuclear deal

Rouhani hails 'big victory' against US in UN top court

Iranian President applauds International Court of Justice ruling that it can hear Iran’s case against the US.

Rouhani hails 'big victory' against US in UN top court

'Israel needs to understand that Trump isn't president anymore'

Iranian president mocks Israeli military's plans to confront Tehran as 'worthless', vows Iran won't hesitate to strike Israel.

'Israel needs to understand that Trump isn't president anymore'

Iranian president calls on Biden to return to nuclear deal

'The ball is in America's court,' says Rouhani. 'Rejoin the nuclear deal, and we'll respect our commitments again.'

Iranian president calls on Biden to return to nuclear deal

The so-called Iranian revenge: What strategy?

The wide gap between the mullahs’ threats and the reality of their highly calculated behavior is a well thought-out strategy. Op-ed.

The so-called Iranian revenge: What strategy?

Rouhani: US demanding that our vaccine transactions pass through them

Iranian President says Washington is demanding Iranian transactions for coronavirus vaccines pass through US banks.

Rouhani: US demanding our vaccine transactions pass through them

Rouhani: Iran is very happy that 'terrorist' Trump is leaving

Iranian President welcomes looming departure from office of US President, says he is a "tyrant".

Rouhani: Iran is very happy that 'terrorist' Trump is leaving

Rouhani: US sanctions making it hard for us to purchase COVID vaccines

Iranian President blames US sanctions for making it difficult for his country to purchase medicine and health supplies from abroad.

Rouhani: US sanctions making it hard to purchase vaccines

The mullahs make a pitch to Biden

The mullahs are role-playing, contradicting each other, but actually putting the ball in Biden's court, with perfect timing. Op-ed.

The mullahs make a pitch to Biden

Iranian President: We've made progress on nuclear program

Iranian President claims that significant progress has been made in uranium enrichment and the development of the nuclear program.

Iranian President: We've made progress on nuclear program

Iran: We will reply in 'timely, appropriate manner'

Iran's Rouhani vows retaliatory action against Israel: 'Iranian officials too brave and zealous to ignore this criminal act.'

Iran: We will reply in 'timely, appropriate manner'player

Rouhani declares victory over the US

Iranian President says UN Security Council's rejection of US bid to reimpose sanctions on Iran is a victory.

Rouhani declares victory over the US

Rouhani: US next leader will have to accept our demands

Iranian President: We are not a bargaining chip in US elections and domestic policy.

Rouhani: US next leader will have to accept our demands

Iran: US faces defeat in trying to reimpose UN sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani claims the US won't succeed in its bid to reimpose UN sanctions.

Iran: US faces defeat in trying to reimpose UN sanctions player

Rouhani: IAEA has important responsibility in keeping nuclear deal

Iranian president hails agreement in which his country agreed to allow IAEA inspectors access to nuclear sites.

'IAEA has important responsibility in keeping nuclear deal'

Rouhani hopes US fails in attempts to extend arms embargo

Iranian President: We have great hopes that America will realize its failure and see its isolation.

Rouhani hopes US fails to extend arms embargo

Rouhani: We're willing to talk US if it apologizes

Iranian President demands Washington apologize for exiting 2015 nuclear deal and compensate Tehran.

Rouhani: We're willing to talk US if it apologizes

Rouhani urges UN to oppose extension of arms embargo

Iran's President warns against US "conspiracy" to extend the UN arms embargo on the Islamic Republic.

Rouhani urges UN to oppose extension of arms embargo

Rouhani calls on EU to act US sanctions

Iranian President tells Finnish counterpart that US is imposing "cruel" and "illegal" sanctions on his country.

Rouhani calls on EU to act US sanctions

Rouhani bans use of Israeli products

Iranian President issues implementation order of parliamentary legislation banning the use of any Israeli products in the country.

Rouhani bans use of Israeli products

Rouhani: Lifting the arms embargo on Iran is an obvious right

Iranian President warns of unspecified steps Iran could take if the UN arms embargo is extended.

Rouhani: Lifting the arms embargo is an obvious right

Rouhani: Iran won't start any war despite US 'provocations'

Iranian President: Iran is closely watching and following Americans in the region, but will never initiate conflict.

Rouhani: Iran won't start any war

Rouhani calls for increased efforts to produce coronavirus vaccine

Iranian President calls on health institutions to step up efforts to produce a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.

Rouhani: Increase efforts to produce coronavirus vaccine

Rouhani: Countries should pressure US to lift sanctions

Iranian President speaks to French counterpart, says friendly countries should pressure US to lift its "cruel and one-sided" sanctions.

Rouhani: Countries should pressure US to lift sanctions

Iran to gradually ease coronavirus restrictions

Iranian President announces the restrictions imposed on the public would be eased gradually in the coming weeks.

Iran to gradually ease coronavirus restrictions

Rouhani deplores US sanctions amid coronavirus outbreak

Iranian President: The Americans did not learn from this difficult situation and did not lift the illegal and cruel sanctions.

Rouhani deplores US sanctions