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  • Iran’s ‘Moderate’ President Appoints Justice Minister Linked With Torture, Mass Executions

    04/20/2018 2:13:11 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 19, 2018 | Heshmat Alavi
    The ‘moderate reformist’ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed as justice minister Alireza Avayi, who participated in mass executions against political opponents. Who is Iran’s Alireza Avayi? Now Iran’s justice minister, he is also among those involved in imprisoning, torturing, and executing Iranians in the past 39 years.It appears the “moderate reformist” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed Avayi to replace the defamed Mostafa Pourmohammadi and continue his crackdown policy in the face of an uprising nation. Avayi’s recent speech at the United Nations Human Rights Council disgraced this world body and resulted in numerous protests. His appointment calls for a deep look...
  • Iran president slams US recognition of Jerusalem as capital [of Israel]

    02/16/2018 7:54:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 16, 2018 5:42 AM EST
    Iran’s president has strongly criticized the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and urged Muslims to support the Palestinian cause. Hassan Rouhani also lashed out at the United States for imposing a ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries. He was addressing a congregation after Friday prayers at Mecca Masjid in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad during his three-day visit to India. Rouhani called for unity between the Sunni and Shia sects of Islam. …
  • Netanyahu ridicules idea Israel behind Iran protests, chides Europe for silence

    01/02/2018 5:33:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 1 January 2018, 8:02 pm | TOI Staff
    Dismissing the notion of any Israeli connection to the ongoing protests in Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the “heroic” demonstrators protesting against the “cruel regime” in a YouTube video published Monday. “I heard today Iran’s President [Hassan] Rouhani’s claim that Israel is behind the protests in Iran. It’s not only false. It’s laughable. And unlike Rouhani, I will not insult the Iranian people. They deserve better,” the prime minister began. […] “Iran’s cruel regime wastes tens of billions of dollars spreading hate. This money could have built schools and hospitals,” Netanyahu said. “No wonder mothers and fathers are marching...
  • Pence Promises U.S. Support for Iranian Protestors

    01/01/2018 6:31:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | January 1, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Vice President Mike Pence tweeted America’s support for anti-government protestors in Iran Monday as the death toll rose to 12 and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for calm.“As long as @RealDonaldTrump is POTUS and I am VP, the United States of America will not repeat the shameful mistake of our past when others stood by and ignored the heroic resistance of the Iranian people as they fought against their brutal regime,” Pence pledged in a series of tweets."The bold and growing resistance of the Iranian people today gives hope and faith to all who struggle for freedom and against tyranny....
  • Protests in the thousands held in Yazd, Mashhad, Shahrood, Kashmar

    12/29/2017 6:50:42 AM PST · by nuconvert · 57 replies
    You Tube ^ | Dec. 28. 2017
    Protests held in the cities of Yazd, Mashhad, Shahrood, Kashmar numbering in the thousands. They are demonstrating against high prices, unemployment, and the gov't spending money & lives in their involvement in Lebanon & Syria. None of the protests were in Tehran. This video is a compilation of protests. "Protesters were heard chanting 'Death to Rouhani' and 'Death to the dictator'"
  • Iran says its president turned down a meeting with Trump

    10/29/2017 9:15:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 29, 2017 3:46 PM EDT
    Iran’s foreign ministry says that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani turned down a meeting with President Donald Trump during his visit to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly in September. The Sunday report by the semi-official ILNA news agency quotes ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi as saying “an intention was expressed by the American side that was not approved by President Rouhani,” in reference to the alleged meeting request. …
  • Amid Multi-Billion Dollar Deals With Iran, Macron Says Abandoning Nuclear Deal Would be a ‘Grave’…

    09/22/2017 7:03:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 20, 2017 | 11:30 PM EDT | Fayçal Benhassain
    French President Emmanuel Macron said at the United Nations this week that renouncing the Iran nuclear deal would be “a grave error.” “Not respecting it would be irresponsible, because it is a good agreement that is essential to peace at a time where the risk of an infernal conflagration cannot be excluded,” he told the General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. The remarks were an indirect riposte to President Trump, who earlier the same day called the deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has...
  • Rouhani says Iranians are waiting for an apology from Trump

    09/20/2017 7:56:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 20, 2017 8:38 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his “extremely offensive” rhetoric and “unfounded” allegations about his country. Rouhani told a news conference that the Trump administration is seeking “an excuse” to pull out of the nuclear agreement that caps Iran’s nuclear activities which is supported by his government and the five other parties — Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. If the U.S. decides to break the agreement, Rouhani said, “any choice and any option” are open for Iran “that we see as beneficial to our country”...
  • Iran approves nearly all of Rouhani's Cabinet picks

    08/21/2017 12:13:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2017 10:23 AM EDT
    Iranian lawmakers on Sunday approved 16 Cabinet members nominated by recently re-elected President Hassan Rouhani, including the first defense minister unaffiliated with the elite, hard-line Revolutionary Guard in 25 years. Parliament speaker Ali Larijani said 16 of 17 proposed ministers were approved, including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who negotiated the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Oil Minister Began Zanganeh was also approved. The most votes went to Gen. Amir Hatami for Defense Minister, with 261 out of 288 who voted. He will be the first defense minister with no ties to the hard-line Revolutionary Guard in nearly...
  • Iran could quit nuclear deal in 'hours' if new U.S. sanctions imposed: Rouhani

    08/17/2017 8:47:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 15, 2017 / 3:18 AM | (Dubai Newsroom/Michelle Nichols)
    Iran could abandon its nuclear agreement with world powers “within hours” if the United States imposes any more new sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday. “If America wants to go back to the experience (of imposing sanctions), Iran would certainly return in a short time — not a week or a month, but within hours — to conditions more advanced than before the start of negotiations,” Rouhani told a session of parliament broadcast live on state television. Iran says new U.S. sanctions breach the agreement it reached in 2015 with the United States, Russia, China and three European...
  • European Union supports Rouhani

    08/05/2017 3:45:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 08/05/17 23:06 | Guy Cohen
    European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini participated in the swearing-in ceremony of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. This will be 68-year-old Rouhani’s second term as president. […] In his speech to Iran’s parliament, Rouhani said his country will not be the first to violate the nuclear deal, but will also not stand by the deal if other countries violate it. […] In a pre-ceremony meeting with Mogherini, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Khonsari said the EU must remain alert to Trump’s efforts to “undermine the deal and blame Iran.” In her response, Mogherini promised that the EU...
  • Iran’s President Rouhani: Let’s Isolate the US

    07/03/2017 8:27:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 3, 2017 | 4:28 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    For years the U.S. has worked to isolate the Iranian regime on the international stage, but Iranian President Hasan Rouhani sees an opportunity to reverse that situation, proposing on Sunday that Iran adopt policies to leave the United States isolated. And he pointed as examples of such “isolation” already happening recent meetings of the U.N. Security Council and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international counterterrorist finance and anti-money laundering body. “We should not allow the U.S. hand to expand and become powerful,” Iran’s “moderate” president told a meeting of judiciary officials in Tehran. “Our foreign policy should be...
  • In victory for moderates, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wins re-election

    05/20/2017 5:39:11 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | May 20, 2017 | Mick Krever, Mohammed Tawfeeq and Joe Sterling
    In victory for moderates, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wins re-election Tehran, Iran (CNN)Iranian President Hassan Rouhani handily won re-election in what amounts to a victory for the Shiite nation's reformist camp and a sign that citizens favor fruitful engagement with the outside world. Rouhani, who defeated his conservative challenger Ebrahim Raisi in the Friday elections, garnered 57% of the vote, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said. He'll serve another four years in the post. "I voted for Mr. Rouhani," said Mostafa, a voter in Tehran who spoke to CNN. "And I am proud of him because he showed all of...
  • Miners at disaster site besiege Iranian president's car

    05/07/2017 7:33:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2017 9:59 AM EDT | Amir Vahdat and John Gambrell
    Angry coal miners besieged a car carrying Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday after he visited the site of a deadly mine explosion, a rare protest targeting the nation’s top elected official as he campaigns for re-election. Soot-covered miners, enraged over the disaster that reportedly killed at least 35 miners Wednesday in Iran’s northern Golestan province, kicked and beat the armored SUV carrying Rouhani. The incident offered an extraordinary sign of very public dissent ahead of Iran’s May 19 presidential poll, a contest largely viewed as a referendum on Rouhani and his nuclear deal with world powers. […] Rouhani remains...
  • Rouhani blasts anti-Israel messages on missiles

    05/06/2017 11:44:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/5/17 | Elad Benari
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday criticized the Revolutionary Guards for writing anti-Israel messages on ballistic missiles before testing them, AFP reports. Speaking at the second presidential election debate ahead of the May 19 vote, Rouhani also criticized his opponents for trying to sabotage the nuclear deal with world powers. "We saw how they wrote slogans on missiles and showed underground (missile) cities to disrupt the JCPOA (nuclear deal)," he was quoted as having said during the debate. "Our nation got through these issues because the majority of society chose morality and Islam from day one," he added. The missile...
  • Forget Trump. What did Putin and Rouhani have on obama?

    02/18/2017 9:54:59 AM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-17-17 | DrJohn
    "What does Russia have on Trump?", asks Nancy Pelosi. The better question is, what did Putin and Rouhani have on obama? It's June of 2001. George W. Bush is President. Bush has a meeting with Vladimir Putin and later said"I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue. "I was able to get a sense of his soul. "He's a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country and I appreciate very much the frank dialogue and that's the beginning...
  • Hassan Rouhani: Iran's Executioner

    11/23/2016 4:41:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 23, 2016 | Heshmat Alavi
    As we begin to wind down to the end of Hassan Rouhani’s term as president of the regime in Iran, it is time to take a look back at the past four years. We all remember how the West joyfully welcomed his election -- read selection -- as a change of gear in Iran aimed at moderation. However, what the world witnessed ever since has been anything but. An atrocious rise in executions, continued public punishments and an escalating trend of oppression has been Rouhani’s report card during his tenure. With a new administration coming into town, Washington must make...
  • Rouhani: Zionist pressure causes U.S. to violate nuclear deal

    09/23/2016 10:19:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 09/23/16 06:13 | Ben Ariel
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday blamed “Zionist pressure groups” for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling he said could undermine the Iran nuclear deal, JTA reported. “The lack of compliance of the United States with the JCPOA in the last several months represents a flawed approach,” Rouhani said at the UN General Assembly, using the acronym for the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action, the formal name for the nuclear deal his country signed with world powers last year. “The latest case in point is the United States Supreme Court ruling to seize billions of dollars of the Iranian regime’s assets,”...
  • Iran leader meets with Fidel Castro during stop in Havana

    09/19/2016 8:31:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 19, 2016 11:25 PM EDT
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has met with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and his brother President Raúl Castro during a one-day state visit in Havana. […] Iran’s president came to Cuba after attending the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Venezuela, which is the island’s main commercial and political partner. …
  • Iran appoints hardliner Ahmad Jannati to lead powerful assembly

    05/24/2016 6:08:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Euronews ^ | 24/05/2016 11:12 CET
    Ahmad Jannati has been chosen to lead Iran’s new assembly of experts, the body which oversees the work of the country’s supreme leader and will elect his successor. Jannati was voted chairman of the 88-member Assembly with 51 votes. The 90-year-old is said to be dismissive of President Hassan Rouhani and his attempts to end Iran’s global isolation by normalizing ties with the West. He is also the leader of the Guardian Council, a hardline vetting body that disqualified thousands of reformists from standing in February’s elections for the assembly and parliament. …