Hassan Rouhani

Watch: Iran Showcases First Domestic Fighter Jet to Mark Army Day

Domestically designed and built Iran fighter jets were showcased in the skies over Tehran during a military parade Thursday marking National Army Day. The twin-seated Kowsar — modelled after the American F-5 fighter jet which first flew in 1959 – has already been hailed as the future of the country’s air force.

An Iranian fighter jet Kowsar, a fourth-generation fighter attends a military parade during a ceremony marking the country's annual army day in Tehran, on April 18, 2019. - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on April 18 to 'drive back Zionism', in an Army Day tirade against …

Iranian President Rouhani Rejects Foreign Minister Zarif’s Resignation

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani officially rejected the abrupt resignation of the Islamic Republic’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, arguing in a letter to the to diplomat published on Wednesday that accepting his exit would be “against the country’s interest.”

Son-in-law of Iran president faces nepotism claims

Pompeo: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Was ‘Front Man for Corrupt Religious Mafia’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to the resignation of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday with skepticism, describing Zarif and the secular Iranian government as a “moderate” pantomime covering for the real theocratic power in Tehran and wondering if Zarif will truly depart his post.

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 19: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi (not pictured) during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on February 19, 2019 in Beijing, China. (Photo by HOW HWEE YOUNG - Pool/Getty Images)

Russia: ‘Not All Issues Have Been Resolved’ with Iran in Syria

Dictator Bashar al-Assad’s allies Moscow and Tehran disagree on solutions to the Syrian war, Russian President Vladimir Putin conceded on Thursday, days after deadly infighting between regime forces loyal to Russia and Iran erupted, threatening to break the pro-Damascus alliance.

Assad staying in power would be 'grotesque error': Macron

Rouhani Blames Israel, U.S. for Deadly Iran Bombing

TEL AVIV – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday charged Israel and the U.S. of being behind a suicide bombing that killed 27 people in southeastern Iran, and vowed revenge against Jaish al-Adl, the “mercenary group” that committed it on their behalf. 

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani speaks to defend his nominations for four ministries during a parliament session in Tehran, on October 27 2018. - The Iranian parliament held a special session to approve four new ministers covering the portfolios of economy, transport, labour and industry. The previous economy and labour ministers …

Iranian Exports Collapse Under U.S. Sanctions

Economic data released by Iran this week indicated oil exports are sharply down and the export of products other than oil has been cut in half by U.S. sanctions.

A picture taken on March 12, 2017, shows an Iranian tanker and a South Korean (R) tanker docking at the platform of the oil facility in the Khark Island, on the shore of the Gulf. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Hassan Rouhani: U.S. Seeking Negotiations with Iran ‘Every Day’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani reportedly claimed this week that U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is making daily attempts to negotiate with the Islamic Republic, suggesting that America is willing to suspend sanctions against Tehran if the Shiite powerhouse gives in to its demands.

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Iran Executes ‘Sultan of Coins’ Convicted of Currency Hoarding

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran executed the so-called “Sultan of Coins” and his accomplice on Wednesday for hoarding gold coins and other hard currency, signaling zero tolerance as it tries to shore up its currency in the face of an economic crisis.

Amnesty International found that at least once a week between 2011 and 2015, groups of up to 50 people at the Saydnaya prison near Damascus were taken out of their prison cells for arbitrary trials, beaten, then hanged Amnesty International found that at least once a week between 2011 and …