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7th President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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Hassan Rouhani: 7th President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
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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Iran's nuclear enrichment at higher level than before 2015 deal: president

Iran is now enriching more uranium than Tehran did before it agreed to a nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday in a televised speech.
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Iran rejects idea of a new 'Trump deal' in nuclear row

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed on Tuesday a proposal for a new "Trump deal" aimed at resolving a nuclear row, saying it was a "strange" offer and criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump for..
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Rouhani warns foreign forces in Middle East 'may be in danger' [Video]Rouhani warns foreign forces in Middle East 'may be in danger'

Iranian president's remarks come after UK, France and Germany challenged Tehran over breaking limits of nuclear deal.

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Iran says no to 'Trump deal' to solve nuclear row [Video]Iran says no to 'Trump deal' to solve nuclear row

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has called the idea of a "Trump deal" to replace the 2015 nuclear pact a "strange offer," and advocated sticking to the current one. The suggestion was from Britain's..

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Iran makes first arrests over plane disaster [Video]Iran makes first arrests over plane disaster

Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested an undisclosed number of suspects accused of playing a role in the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger place last week. Adam Reed reports.

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Rouhani: Plane incident 'unforgivable error' [Video]Rouhani: Plane incident 'unforgivable error'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday Iran will punish "all those responsible" for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed 176 people.

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Rouhani: Plane incident 'unforgiveable error' [Video]Rouhani: Plane incident 'unforgiveable error'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday Iran will punish "all those responsible" for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed 176 people.

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Rouhani: Those responsible for Iran plane crash will be punished [Video]Rouhani: Those responsible for Iran plane crash will be punished

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Iran says military shot down plane in error [Video]Iran says military shot down plane in error

Iran said on Saturday its military had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard, saying air defenses were fired in error while on high alert in the tense aftermath of Iranian..

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Iran's Rouhani calls for release of innocent, unarmed protesters [Video]Iran's Rouhani calls for release of innocent, unarmed protesters

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Wednesday for the release of any unarmed and innocent people who were detained during protests against gasoline price hikes, after two weeks of violent..

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Iran's president says downing Ukrainian plane an 'unforgivable error'

Iran will punish all those responsible for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane, President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Tuesday, adding that the "tragic event"..
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Iran's Rouhani speaks to Canadian PM, promises further investigation into crash

President Hassan Rouhani, during a telephone conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday, promised further investigation into the downing of an Ukrainian passenger plane, state..
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Presidents of Ukraine, Iran to discuss downed plane -Ukrainian official

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is set to hold a telephone call with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Saturday after Tehran said it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet,..
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Iran 'deeply regrets' accidental shooting down of Ukrainian airliner: Iran president

Iran "deeply regrets" the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner earlier this week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a tweet on Saturday.
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Qatar’s emir, Iranian president discuss events in region: state news agency

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani phoned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday to discuss the latest developments in the region and ways to ensure security and stability regionally and..
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Britain committed to Iranian nuclear deal, says PM Johnson's spokesman

Prime Minister Boris Johnson underlined Britain's continued commitment to the Iranian nuclear deal on Thursday in a call with the country's president, Hassan Rouhani, Johnson's spokesman said on..
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Ukraine, Iran discuss plane crash investigation

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in a phone call with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, discussed the investigation into the Ukrainian plane crash in Iran, Zelenskiy's office said on Thursday.
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EU's Michel urges Iran's Rouhani to comply with nuclear deal

European Council President Charles Michel said on Thursday he had spoken to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and urged Tehran to comply with the 2015 arms control agreement that prevents it developing..
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Iranian official warns any U.S. retaliation will lead to regional war - tweet

Any U.S retaliation to Iran's missile attacks on American targets in Iraq could lead to an all-out war in the Middle East, an adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted on Wednesday.
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'Never threaten the Iranian nation,' Rouhani warns Trump as crowds mourn commander

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wept in grief with hundreds of thousands of mourners thronging Tehran's streets on Monday for the funeral of military commander Qassem Soleimani, killed by..
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Iraqi president urges self restraint to Iranian counterpart: statement

Iraqi President Barham Salih offered his condolences to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over the killing of Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani on Sunday and urged self restraint, his office said in a..
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Rouhani says Iran more determined to resist U.S. after Soleimani's death

Iran will be more determined to resist the United States, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday, in response to the killing of Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani in Iraq, Iranian state..
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US will abandon maximum pressure campaign against Tehran soon, Iran tells India

The meeting between Rouhani and Jaishankar lasted for 30 minutes. During the meet, Jaishankar delivered greetings of PM Narendra Modi and called for developing relations between Iranian and Indian..
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Iran's Rouhani welcomes Japan opt-out of U.S.-led naval mission in Gulf

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday welcomed Japan's decision not to join a U.S.-led naval mission in the Gulf, in remarks carried by state television.
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Japan briefs Iran on plan to send forces to Middle East

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday briefed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tokyo's plan to send naval forces to the Middle East to protect Japanese vessels, a Japanese official said.
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Japan PM: seriously concerned about Iran scaling back nuclear deal commitments

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday expressed serious concerns to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over Iran scaling back its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal, and urged him to refrain from..
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Japan PM asks Iran's Rouhani to stick to nuclear deal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday asked Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to stick to commitments made in a landmark 2015 nuclear deal and said Japan would do what it can to ensure stability..
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Iran's Rouhani to visit Japan amid heightened tensions with U.S.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Japan on Dec. 20-21 and meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as the Asian country, a U.S. ally, looks to resolve Tehran's nuclear impasse with Washington.
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Iran's Rouhani to visit Japan on December 20-21, meet with Abe

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Japan on Dec. 20-21 and will meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as Japan looks to help ease tensions in the Middle East, the Japanese government's chief..
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Iran will bypass U.S. sanctions or overcome them through talks: Rouhani

Iran will overcome U.S. sanctions by either bypassing them or through negotiations, and it will not cross its red lines in any talks with arch-adversary Washington, President Hassan Rouhani said on..
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Rouhani says Iran will overcome U.S. sanctions

Iran will overcome U.S. sanctions by either bypassing them or through negotiations, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, adding that Tehran will not cross its "red lines" in any talks..
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Iran President Rouhani may visit Japan on December 19: Jiji

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may visit Japan on Dec. 19 for talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Jiji News reported on Tuesday.
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Japan PM Abe discussing Japan visit by Iranian President Rouhani

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Tokyo is in discussions about a visit to Japan by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this month, an attempt to try to resolve Iran's nuclear impasse..
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Iran's Rouhani calls for release of innocent, unarmed protesters

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Wednesday for the release of any unarmed and innocent people who were detained during protests against gasoline price hikes, after two weeks of violent..
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Iran proposes Rouhani's visit to Japan amid nuclear impasse: Kyodo

Iran has proposed President Hassan Rouhani visit Japan, a U.S. ally which also has close relations with Tehran, to try to resolve Iran's nuclear impasse with Washington, Kyodo news agency reported on..
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Iran's Rouhani claims victory over unrest

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared on Wednesday that street unrest had been put down in a victory over foreign enemies, after a wave of violent demonstrations swept the country following a hike..
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Iran's Rouhani claims government victory over unrest he blames on foreigners: state media

Iranian President Rouhani on Wednesday claimed government victory over unrest he blamed on Iran's foreign enemies, according to state media, after protests since a hike in gasoline prices last week..
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One killed in clashes in Iran over fuel price hike: media

One person was killed in the Iranian city of Sirjan during protests that erupted after President Hassan Rouhani's government imposed gasoline rationing and price hikes of at least 50 percent, Iranian..
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Iran says fugitive businessman charged with corruption returns home

An Iranian fugitive businessman charged with financial crimes and accused of ties to President Hassan Rouhani's brother, who has been jailed for graft, has returned home, the country's judiciary said..
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Iran sees lifting of U.N. arms embargo in 2020 as 'huge political goal'

President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday Iran would regain access to the international arms market later next year if it stuck to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and this would prove "a huge..
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Iran's Rouhani says Fordow enrichment site will soon be fully operational

Iran's underground uranium enrichment Fordow facility "will soon be back to full operation", Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted, a few hours after Tehran announced that uranium gas had been..
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Iran further distances itself from 2015 deal by fueling Fordow centrifuges

Iran will start injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordow enrichment facility, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a highly symbolic breach that will complicate..
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Iran says it will inject gas into centrifuges at Fordow on Wednesday

Iran will take a new step in reducing commitments to a landmark 2015 nuclear deal on Wednesday by injecting gas into centrifuges at the Fordow plant, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a..
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Iran president says there is video footage of attack on Iranian tanker

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said an Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea on Friday had been hit by at least two rockets, and there is video footage of the incident.
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Iran's Rouhani says regional crisis can be resolved through diplomacy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that finding a solution to the conflict in Yemen could help reduce tensions in the region, which could be further resolved through diplomacy.
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Iran to continue scaling back commitments to nuclear deal: Rouhani

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday Tehran would continue to scale back its commitments to the 2015 nuclear agreement until the European Union fulfils promises it made under the deal.
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Iran's Rouhani urges Turkey to avoid military action in Syria

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Turkey on Wednesday to show restraint and avoid military action in northern Syria, as Ankara's forces were poised to advance into an area there being vacated..
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Iran calls on Turkey to show restraint, says U.S. forces should leave region: IRNA

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Turkey to show restraint and avoid military action in Northern Syria, and said U.S. forces should leave the region.
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Iran's Rouhani says French plan for talks broadly is acceptable

A plan for talks presented to the United States and Iran by French President Emmanuel Macron is broadly acceptable to the Islamic Republic, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday during a cabinet..
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For Iran, mixed U.S. messages about sanctions not acceptable: Iran president

The mixed messages that Iran received from the U.S. about sanctions undermine the possibility of bilateral talks, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, in a speech broadcast live on state..
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Macron made last-minute bid to get Trump and Rouhani to talk in New York: sources

Before leaving New York last week, French President Emmanuel Macron made a failed last-minute push to get U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to speak on the sidelines of..
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International community must confront America's hostile approach: Iran president

The international community must confront America's hostile approach, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday as tensions have spiked between the Islamic Republic and the United States.
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Iran court sentences brother of president Rouhani to five years in prison: report

An Iranian court sentenced the brother of President Hassan Rouhani to five years in prison, a judiciary spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday by the semi-official Fars news.
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Russia's Putin, Iran's Rouhani to discuss nuclear deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to discuss Iran's nuclear deal and situation in the Strait of Hormuz with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at their bilateral meeting in Armenia on Tuesday,..
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In slip of tongue, Imran Khan calls PM Modi Indian 'president' in UNGA speech

During his marathon speech at the 74th session of the UNGA, Khan goofed once and called Prime Minister Modi the "president". In April, during a joint press conference with Iranian President Hassan..
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Rouhani says he rejected U.S. offer to lift sanctions made in message to Europeans

The United States sent a message to European leaders that it was willing to lift all sanctions on Iran, according to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who said he had rejected talks with Washington..
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