Rouhani: Trump can’t overturn the nuclear deal

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday there was “no possibility” that the nuclear deal with world powers would be overturned by United States president-elect Donald Trump, despite his threat to rip it up. “Iran’s understanding in the nuclear deal was that the accord was not concluded with one country or government but was approved […]

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Iran stops dismantling centrifuges, despite nuclear deal

Iran has stopped dismantling centrifuges in the Natanz and Fordow uranium enrichment plants, despite the nuclear deal with the West, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing state media. The move came after conservative lawmakers complained to President Hassan Rouhani that the process was too rushed. Iran had last week announced it had begun shutting down inactive […]

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Rouhani: We Have Charmed the World

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that if nuclear talks with major powers succeeded, the world would see that Tehran had solved its biggest political problem by negotiation and logical argument, Reuters reported, citing an Iranian news agency. “Even if the nuclear talks fail, our diplomacy showed the world that we are logical. We […]

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Watch: Rouhani Presides Over ‘Death to America’ Chants

As Israelis celebrated the Jewish State’s 67th Independence Day, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s office released a reminder about the deal being negotiated between Iran and the West. The video shows Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, who has been touted by the West as a “moderate”, presiding over chants of “Death to America” during a rally in […]

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Rouhani: We’ll Reject Any Restraints on Our Nuclear Program

Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, made clear on Sunday that Tehran will reject any restraints on its nuclear operations outside the international rules set by the industry watchdog. “We will only accept the legal controls of the IAEA within the framework of the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” he said during a visit by International Atomic Energy Agency chief […]

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Iran Learns the Language of the West

October 2, 2013 10:41 by Simon Plosker This opinion piece by HR Managing Editor Simon Plosker is republished from The Algemeiner. A recent Washington Post / ABC News opinion poll found that an overwhelming 79 percent of Americans expressed their support for a U.S.-Russian plan to disarm Syria of its chemical weapons. This, despite 68 percent of those […]

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Believe Khamene’i and Assad? Not Me

by Daniel Pipes September 28, 2013 Cross-posted from National Review Online, The Corner Has anyone else noted the similarity in today’s top two Middle East news headlines – the telephone call between the Iranian and American presidents and the passage of U.N. Security Council Resoluton 2118 that calls for the “expeditious destruction” of Syrian chemical […]

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A section of the Parchin military facility in Iran

IAEA Report: Iran Boosting its Nuclear Capabilities

A new report from the United Nations’ nuclear agency finds that Iran has further boosted its capacity for uranium enrichment, reports the BBC. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Tehran has now installed more than 1,000 advanced centrifuges at its Natanz enrichment plant, according to Wednesday’s report. The report comes as the IAEA says […]

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Russia and Iran Agree: Intervention in Syria is Unacceptable

Russia’s and Iran’s leaders agreed on Wednesday that the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable but that military intervention in Syria is also unacceptable. “Both sides consider the use of chemical weapons by anyone intolerable,” the Kremlin said in a statement after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by phone, a […]

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Iran Nuclear Program Could be Destroyed in ‘Hours’

The international community must make it clear to Iran that it has only two options: end its nuclear program voluntarily, or “see it destroyed with brute force,” Minister of Strategic Affairs Yuval Steinitz has said, speaking to the Washington Post. Demolishing Iran’s nuclear program by force is entirely possible, he said, estimating that it would […]

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