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  • Iran Arrests American Founder of Pro-Regime Lobby

    10/30/2015 4:36:41 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 27, 2015
    Siamak Namazi, an Iranian-American citizen who helped establish a pro-Tehran lobbying group in America, has been arrested in Iran and imprisoned indefinitely. -excerpt- Namazi has been described as one of the “intellectual architects” of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group that has been accused of working in support of the regime in Tehran. He and NIAC Director Trita Parsi founded the organization as a way to continuously lobby for the removal of sanctions against Iran and to promote Iran’s foreign policy, while combating the pro-Israel sentiment in America, according to documents from a Cyprus convention...
  • There Will Be No Peace

    10/09/2015 2:12:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    That didn't last long. Remember how Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, said his country's nuclear deal with the United States and our Western allies opened a "new chapter" in his country's dealings with the world? It was just a few months back -- in July -- when diplomats in Washington and Tehran were all smiles as they raised their glasses to toast this brave new world of peace and harmony. And our own president assured us he'd secured Peace in Our Time. But when Iran's president turned up at the UN's General Assembly he inserted a little hate speech into his...
  • Rouhani: Pastor Saeed Abedini Won't Be Set Free Until the US First Releases 19 Iranian Criminals

    09/29/2015 7:58:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/29/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of imprisoned American Pastor Saeed Abedini, has slammed the apparent offer by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to free her husband in exchange for releasing Iranian prisoners being held in the United States. Naghmeh argued that her husband is not "collateral" to be treated as such. "My husband is not collateral. He is a father and a man who broke no law. Yet Iran is treating him like a pawn in a game of chess. President Rouhani's demand that America release 19 criminals in exchange for his consideration of releasing individuals like my husband, imprisoned solely for...
  • Pastor Saeeds Wife: Iran Must Stop Holding My Husband as a Hostage for Ransom

    09/28/2015 12:19:42 PM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    ACLJ ^ | September 28, 2015 | Jordan Sekulow
    Irans President Hassan Rouhani is publicly holding American Pastor Saeed Abedini and the other wrongfully imprisoned Americans as hostages, demanding ransom for their freedom. Yesterday, Rouhani told CNN: If the Americans take the appropriate steps and set [a number of Iranians in the United States who are imprisoned] free, certainly the right environment will be open and the right circumstances will be created for us to do everything within our power and our purview to bring about the swiftest freedom for the Americans held in Iran as well. . . . If the Americans take the appropriate actions vis-a-vis Iranian...
  • Rouhani: America's support for the inhumane Zionist regime provides excuse for terror (UN speech)

    09/28/2015 11:12:09 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/28/2015 20:37
    The Iranian president said that America's support for Israel provides an excuse for terrorism worldwide. "If we did not have the US military invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the USs unwarranted support for the inhumane actions of the Zionist regime against the oppressed nation of Palestine, today the terrorists would not have an excuse for the justification of their crimes," Rouhani said.
  • Rouhani: Dont Take Death to America Chants Personally

    09/20/2015 2:59:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    INN ^ | 9/20/2015, 6:40 AM | Ben Ariel
    When Iranian crowds chant Death to America during rallies in Tehran, Americans shouldnt take it personally, according to Iran's president Hassan Rouhani. Speaking in an interview with 60 Minutes due to be broadcast on Sunday, Rouhani explained that the famous Friday ritual is a reaction to previous Washington policy decisions that hurt Iran. [] This slogan that is chanted is not a slogan against the American people. Our people respect the American people, he insisted, according to AFP. The Iranian people are not looking for war with any country, continued Rouhani. [] Rouhani, despite his comments, has personally presided over...
  • President Hassan Rouhani to Iranian parliament: Dont make deal legally binding

    08/31/2015 7:45:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/31/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Over the weekend, the undecideds in Congress got another confidence-builder from Iran on the nuclear deal that Barack Obama and John Kerry insist they support. If Congress approves the deal, it carries legal weight in the US, at least for the next 16 months or so until the next President takes office. The Iranian parliament must be rushing to provide the same level of legal commitment, right? Right? Er … no, not really: President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday he opposes a parliamentary vote on the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers because terms of the agreement would turn...
  • Israel should be annihilated, senior Iran aide says

    08/25/2015 11:17:23 AM PDT · by Isara · 33 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 25, 2015 | Times of Israel staff
    Adviser to parliamentary speaker rejects British foreign secretarys suggestion that Rouhani indicating more nuanced approach to Jewish state Hussein Sheikholeslam (screen capture: YouTube) A senior Iranian official on Tuesday said Israel should be annihilated, and that the thawing relations with the West would not translate into a shift in Tehrans position concerning the Jewish state. Hussein Sheikholeslam, a foreign affairs adviser to parliament speaker Ali Larijani, told Iranian media that contrary to remarks by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not changed at all; Israel should be annihilated and this is our ultimate...
  • How did Kerry's Iranian son-in-law met Vanessa Kerry? (FLASHBACK)

    A high profile marriage of an Iranian American doctor to actress Gina Davis was already reported (Link). But news now reveals that John Kerry's son-in-law is also an Iranian-American doctor. The news comes out shortly after Kerry faced staunch opposition from right wing pro-Israeli Republicans to his nomination as Secretary of State. In 2009 Dr. Vanessa Bradford Kerry, John Kerrys younger daughter by his first wife, married Dr. Brian (Behrooz) Vala Nahed, an Iranian-American physician.
  • Rouhani Threatens War if Nuclear Deal Fails

    08/22/2015 3:20:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    INN ^ | 8/22/2015, 9:00 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Irans President Hassan Rouhani unveiled the countrys latest domestically produced surface to surface missile on Saturday, saying such weapons are necessary for defensedespite his nations active offensive actions throughout the region, most recently in proxy rocket attacks against Israel on Thursday. The Fateh (Winner) 313 ballistic missile has a 500-kilometer (300 miles) range and features more advanced sensors and technology, according to Sepah News, the website of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. [] Irans strategy is based on defense and deterrence. The first line is diplomats and the second line is generals. Diplomats should be backed by generals. If they fail,...
  • Here's What the Iranian President Thinks About the Nuclear Deal

    07/14/2015 9:00:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 14, 2015 | Nora Kelly
    July 14, 2015 As the U.S. has engaged in negotiations with Iran toward Tuesday's final nuclear deal, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's Twitter feed has been one to watch.
  • Rouhani: We Have Charmed the World

    07/11/2015 11:16:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/7/15 | Elad Benari
    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 never left the negotiation table and always provided the best answer, the Nasim news agency quoted Rouhani as saying in a meeting with artists. Twenty-two months of negotiation means we have managed to charm the world, and its an art," the Iranian president added. The...
  • Rudy Giuliani: The ayatollah must go (16 minute video)

    06/14/2015 11:52:13 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 13, 2015 | Iranncr
    FRANCE, Paris: Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was a Republican candidate in the 2008 US presidential elections, spoke at a major Iran Freedom rally in Villepinte on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The event was held at Parc des Expositions exhibition center. Giuliani said: "The ayatollah must go. He and Rouhani and Ahmadinejad and all of the rest of them should be put on trial for crimes against humanity for the thousands and hundreds of thousands of people they have killed, and it is about time we stop ignoring it. Where is our decency and morality? We have...
  • Iran would like to make a few revisions to the nuclear deal

    04/15/2015 8:44:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Ever since the White House secured its framework agreement with Iran to prevent the state from developing atomic weapons, the administration has been focused on shoring up American domestic support for the prospective nuclear deal. Facing the prospect of a veto-proof majority in the Senate for a bill that would reassert Congress’s authority to ratify foreign agreement, the White House appears to have backed off its earlier opposition to allowing congressional lawmakers the ability to scrutinize and approve of the arrangement with Iran. But extending to the deal’s critics on Capitol Hill the power to modify its terms could...
  • Iranian Defector: 'U.S. Negotiating Team Mainly There to Speak on Irans Behalf'

    03/28/2015 3:22:51 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 38 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5:01 PM, Mar 28, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    An Iranian journalist writing about the nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran has defected. In an interview Amir Hossein Motaghi, has some harsh words for his native Iran. He also has a damning indictment of America's role in the nuclear negotiations. The U.S. negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Irans behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal," Motaghi told a TV station after just defecting from the Iranian delegation while abroad for the nuclear talks. The P 5 + 1 is made up of United States, United Kingdom, Russia,...
  • Iranian Nuke Negotiator Aide Defects In Switzerland

    03/28/2015 7:00:54 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 48 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3/28/2015 | sundance
    Brave guy. The entire leftist world will be out to assassinate him. An aide working for the Nuclear Negotiation team has defected in Switzerland. The aide immediately tells the authorities about his direct knowledge that Secretary Kerry and the U.S. Negotiation team are actually working to assist Iran. Ill bet you a donut this was the substance of the courier letter from Rouhani to Obama yesterday. WH says Pres Obama has received contents of letter from Iran Pres Rouhani., but WH choosing not to disclose contents or response.
  • State Dept. Mocked for Over the Top Condolences to Rouhani

    03/24/2015 8:43:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 3/23/2015, 3:50 PM | Ari Soffer
    Associated Press reporter Matt Lee has never been shy of calling out US government spokespeopleoften to hilariously cringeworthy effect. Last Friday, Lee was on-form again, grilling the US State Department over its strange, over-the-top series of condolence messages to the Iranian regime, following the death of President Hassan Rouhanis mother. [] Arent you guys laying it on a bit thick? This is the leader of a country that you accuse of being the worlds leading state sponsor of terrorism, you accuse of trying to develop a nuclear weapon which its leaders have said it will use against one of your...
  • Iranian President: Diplomacy With U.S. is an Active Jihad

    03/12/2015 7:22:16 AM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Washington free Beacon ^ | March 12, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Iranian President: Diplomacy With U.S. is an Active Jihad Diplomacy just as significant as new weapons, missiles Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described his countrys diplomacy with the United States as an active jihad that is just as significant to Tehrans advancement as the slew of new weapons and missiles showcased by the Islamic Republics military. Rouhani praised the countrys military leaders for standing against the enemy on the battlefield and said as president, he would carry out this jihad on the diplomatic front. Rouhanis comments echo those of foreign minister and lead nuclear negotiator Javad Zarif, who said Tuesday that...
  • Top Iranian Official: Obama is The Weakest of U.S. Presidents

    10/23/2014 1:35:51 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 23 OCTOBER 2014 | Adam Kredo
    Top Iranian Official: Obama is The Weakest of U.S. Presidents Adviser to Iranian president mocks Obamas humiliating presidency Share Tweet Email AP BY: Adam KredoOctober 23, 2014 4:10 pmThe Iranian presidents senior advisor has called President Barack Obama the weakest of U.S. presidents and described the U.S. leaders tenure in office as humiliating, according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free Beacon.The comments by Ali Younesi, senior advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran continues to buck U.S. attempts to woo it into the international coalition currently battling the Islamic State (IS, ISIL,...
  • Rouhani Hails Extension of Talks as 'Victory'

    11/24/2014 5:53:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/14 | Ben Ariel
    Irans President, Hassan Rouhani, on Monday welcomed the extension of talks between his country and six world powers, and hailed it as victorious for Iranians. We have neither compromised over Irans nuclear rights, nor will ever do so, and there is no doubt that the Iranian nuclear technology will remain functioning, he said, according to the IRNA news agency. Rouhani once again repeated the slogan he used during his presidential campaign that the centrifuges will never cease rotating, while the wheels of the peoples lives, too, will rotate more smoothly. "Our nation has emerged victorious and will be victorious," emphasized...
  • Iranian President Rouhani Uses Racist Phrase at UN

    09/27/2014 1:39:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 9/27/2014, 8:51 PM | Ari Soffer
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhanis attempt to blame western states for the rise of radical Islam in his speech to the UN General Assembly nearly backfired awkwardly when he used a racist Farsi expressionbut was saved by a quick-thinking translator. During the speech on Friday, Rouhani claimed that certain Intelligence agencies have put the blade in the hand of the drunken Zangia phrase referring to irresponsible and dangerous jihadi groups, which was translated simply as madmen by the translator. But according to Iranian opposition blog azarmehr, the word Zangi is actually a derogatory term for black slaves from Zanzibar in Farsi....
  • Iran Leader: US Should Focus On Terror, Not Nukes

    09/25/2014 9:27:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 24, 2014 8:48 PM EDT | George Jahn
    Iranian President Hasan Rouhani urged the United States on Wednesday to move beyond insignificant fears that his country seeks nuclear arms and challenged it to join his country in battling what he described as the global threat of Islamic extremism. Rouhani also made clear he was not prepared to interfere in the case of Jason Rezarian, an American-Iranian journalist detained on unspecified charges in Iran, during a speech and question-and-answer session hosted by the New America think tank. But most of his comments focused on the menace posed by the Islamic State terror group and attempts by his country and...
  • Why Rouhani loves NY

    09/19/2014 5:22:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9-19-2014 | Caroline Glick
    Ahead of US trip, media continues to present Iranian president as a moderate, and natural ally for the US. Iranian President Hassan Rouhanis trip to New York next week will be a welcome relief for the Iranian leader. Finally, hell be somewhere where hes appreciated, even loved. Ahead of his trip to America, the US media continued its practice of presenting Rouhani as a moderate, and a natural ally for the US. NBC News Anne Curry interviewed Rouhani in Tehran, focusing her attention on his dim view of Islamic State. Rouhani told Curry, From the viewpoint of the Islamic tenets...
  • Iranian President Blasts ISIS But Says US No-Troops Strategy Is 'Ridiculous'

    09/18/2014 7:39:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/18/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke out against terror group ISIS in a recent interview, saying that the militants "want to kill humanity." He also harshly criticized American President Barack Obama's plan to fight ISIS with airstrikes but without any ground troops, calling it "ridiculous" and wondering whether Americans are not afraid to suffer casualties in the war. "They want to kill humanity," Rouhani told NBC News about ISIS, which has declared the creation of an 'Islamic State' in the territory of Iraq and Syria, but has been denounced by a number of Islamic countries. "And from the viewpoint of the...
  • Moderate Rouhani Says Hamas Victory is Thanks to Iran

    09/07/2014 8:14:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 9/7/2014, 2:54 PM | Ari Yashar
    Moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has bragged of his regimes role in aiding Hamass terror war against Israel, even as Iran is locked in a final round of negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program. Speaking to the Arabic-language news source Al Meyadeen, Rouhani claimed the victory of Gaza in Operation Protective Edge was only possible thanks to Iranian aid, reports Channel 10. Rouhani has been presented to the world as a moderate following his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but many have warned that his charm offensive has been even more dangerous given the cover it provides for Irans ongoing...
  • Rouhani: This Festering Zionist Tumor Has Opened Once Again

    07/31/2014 4:06:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/31/2014 | Adam Kredo
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at Israel in vitriolic terms on Wednesday, referring to Israel as a festering Zionist tumor.Rouhani, who has been championed by Western media as a moderate reformer who could change Irans extremist ways, appears to be adopting a violent tone similar to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who has advocated for the complete destruction of Israel in recent days.Today, this festering Zionist tumor has opened once again and has turned the land of olives into destruction and blood and littered the land with the body parts of Palestinian children, Rouhani was quoted as saying in a...
  • Rouhani says Iran is ready to help in Iraq

    06/14/2014 11:00:43 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    CSM ^ | 06.14.2014
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday, Iran would be willing to help fight militants in Iraq, if asked. More than 4,200 Iranians have reportedly volunteered to go into Iraq to protect Shiite shrines.
  • Iran's Rouhani vows to combat terrorism in Iraq

    06/12/2014 11:01:53 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 06/12/2014 | AFP
    Predominantly Shiite Muslim Iran will combat the "violence and terrorism" of Sunni extremists who have launched an anti-government offensive in neighbouring Iraq, President Hassan Rouhani warned on Thursday.
  • Cleric: Iranian President Should Punch Obama in the Mouth

    05/02/2014 12:27:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 5/2/2014, 6:15 AM | Elad Benari
    During a recent sermon in Tehran, an Iranian cleric criticized the United States and said that the Iranian president should punch the American president in the mouth if he talks nonsense. [] When our top negotiators enter the room, they should know that when they face the Americans, they face a hostile enemy that cannot be trusted at all. Thank God, our top negotiators have acknowledged this a few times in the past. Just as you confront them during the negotiations, you must confront them on the level of political declarations If the American president talks nonsense, our president should...
  • One-time hostage of Iranian militants urges denial of visa to new Iran envoy involved in siege

    03/31/2014 6:55:37 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 20 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 31, 2014 | Eric Shawn
    Hostages captured after the 1979 siege on the US Embassy in Tehran are seen in this undated file photo.Former American hostage Barry Rosen, held by student extremists at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran for more than a year, said Monday it would be an outrage and disgrace if Washington gave a visa to one of the militants recently named by Iran as its new U.N. ambassador. It may be a precedent but if the president and the Congress don't condemn this act by the Islamic Republic, then our captivity and suffering for 444 days at the hands of Iran was...
  • The Dissing of the President

    04/01/2014 10:02:23 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3/31/2014 | Bret Stephens
    I've never liked the word dissnot as a verb, much less as a noun. But watching the Obama administration get the diss treatment the world over, week-in, week-out, I'm beginning to see its uses. Diss: On Sunday, Bloomberg reported that Hasan Rouhani named Hamid Aboutalebi to serve as the ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. Rouhani is the Iranian president the West keeps insisting is a "moderate," mounting evidence to the contrary notwithstanding. Mr. Aboutalebi was one of the students who seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. Here's the kicker: The State Departmentthe very institution whose diplomats were...
  • Nobel winner: Iran should stop public executions if it wants better EU ties

    03/16/2014 11:49:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 16.03.14 @ 14:52 | Andrew Rettman
    Shirin Ebadi, a former Iranian judge who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 but who now lives in the UK, believes that if she returned to Tehran Iranian people would welcome me, but the intelligence services would come to arrest me with handcuffs. Asked by EUobserver if Iran would hang her, she said: I dont know. Her statement, in Brussels last Thursday (13 March), shows how little she thinks Iran has changed despite the election of President Hassan Rohani, a moderate, and despite the warming up in EU-Iran ties. [] According to the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation, an Iranian NGO,...
  • Rouhani has not increased freedoms in Iran, U.N. chief says

    03/11/2014 5:19:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:09pm EDT | Stephanie Nebehay
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has failed to fulfil campaign promises to allow greater freedom of expression and there has been a sharp rise in executions since his election, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday. Rouhani, who won a landslide in June, led Iran to an initial nuclear deal with world powers. But, perhaps wary of further antagonizing powerful hardliners, he has not made significant reforms at home that moderate voters had hoped for.
  • Far Fewer Americans Now Say Iran Is No. 1 U.S. Enemy

    02/26/2014 11:58:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Gallup ^ | February 20, 2014 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Half as many Americans view Iran as the United States greatest enemy today as did two years ago. As a result, China now edges out Iran and North Korea atop the list. After the top three countries, 9% of Americans mention Russia, 7% name Iraq, 5% Afghanistan, and 3% Syria. Gallup first asked this open-ended question in 2001, and opinions have shifted over that time. In the 2001 survey10 years after the Persian Gulf War but before the 2003 Iraq war beganAmericans named Iraq as the greatest U.S. enemy by a large margin.
  • Rouhani: Jerusalem Should be Liberated from Israel

    02/19/2014 8:22:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 2/20/2014, 6:15 AM | Elad Benari
    Irans President, Hassan Rouhani, on Wednesday said that Jerusalem should be liberated from the yoke of Israel. The comments were made during a meeting in Tehran between Rouhani and the Speaker or the Palestinian Authority (PA) parliament, Salim Zanoun, and were reported by the semi-official Fars news agency. During the meeting, according to Fars, Rouhani expressed the support of the Iranian government and nation for the oppressed people of Palestine, and called for the liberation of the Holy Quds (Jerusalem) from the yoke of Israel.
  • Rouhani: Israel Will be Sorry if It Attacks Iran

    01/23/2014 10:09:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 1/24/2014, 3:15 AM | Elad Benari
    Israel will regret it if it attacks Iran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Thursday. Speaking to CNN on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Rouhani dismissed the possibility that Israel would attempt a military strike against Irans nuclear facilities. Israel knows very well what the response would be. Israel knows well our regional capability. When it comes to practice, the Israelis cannot do that. If they do such a crazy thing, our response will make them rue the day, he threatened. Rouhani said that in the interview that sanctions against Iran are illegal and are undermining...
  • Iran's leader laying wreath at Hezbollah memorial = Japan's PM laying wreath at "Tojo" Shrine?

    01/15/2014 12:16:11 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    1/15/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Why does the U.S. media not see an equivalence? Some Japanese PM's, unlike Abe, wouldn't go near that Yasakuni "Tojo" shrine. Which of the two "shrines" is more reprehensible? Didn't the Hezbollah leader kill American's? Didn't Tojo, a war criminal, also kill Americans? Boycott both "shrines" IMHO...
  • Rouhani: World powers surrendered to Iran with nuclear deal

    01/14/2014 8:44:48 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 13 replies
    Fox news ^ | 1/14/14 | Unknown
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani boasted on Twitter that the United States and other world powers effectively "surrendered" to Tehran with the newly struck nuclear deal. "Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation's interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation's will," a tweet from the Iranian leader's account said on Tuesday. The brash statement, which is sure to rile those in Congress pressing for additional sanctions, comes just days after all sides of the negotiations announced the details for implementing the six-month deal. The agreement calls for Iran to start eliminating its stockpile of highly...
  • Same old, same old Hassan Rouhani boasts of creating rift in the opposition & the sanctions

    11/25/2013 2:57:50 PM PST · by Frankusa · 2 replies
    A numbers of years ago, while Hassan Rouhani - the current President of Iran - was serving as the top negotiator on Iran's nuclear program, Rouhani boasted to a group of Iranian clerics that while he was stalling and conducting protracted negotiations with the west, Iran was able to utilize that period of time to improve its nuclear capabilities. Rouhani also recounted to the clerics an essential component of his negotiating strategy, namely to create a rift in the opposition, a split among those western countries who were opposed to Iran's nuclear program. Fast forward to the current moment in...
  • Disagreements break out within hours of Iran accord

    11/24/2013 4:44:09 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 33 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | November 24, 2013 | Geoff Dyer
    Shortly after the historic nuclear agreement was reached with Iran in the early hours of Sunday morning, John Kerry, US secretary of state, took to Twitter to announce a first step that makes the world safer. In one of those gestures that would have been unthinkable a few weeks ago, Irans President Hassan Rouhani promptly retweeted his comment. Yet within hours, both men had also revealed substantial disagreements over the nuclear negotiations in Geneva which served to expose the very large gaps that still lie between this initial deal and a final agreement on Irans nuclear programme over the next...
  • Iranian President Rouhani: 'Iran's nuclear rights recognised'

    11/24/2013 4:57:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 24, 2013
    Iran has reached an agreement with world powers over its nuclear activities. In a televised address, the Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, welcomed the deal, saying the country had the right to continue its uranium enrichment programme.
  • Rouhani to the West: Ignore Israel, Sign a Deal

    11/23/2013 10:56:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 11/22/2013, 8:31 PM | Elad Benari
    As world powers and Iran continued talks in Geneva in hopes of reaching a deal about Irans nuclear program, Irans president on Friday called on the West to ignore Israel and reach a deal with his country. The world powers should reach an independent decision that is disconnected from Israels position, President Hassan Rouhani tweeted. Israel is only concerned about its own interests, and it does not think about the interests of the world, he charged.
  • Is Rouhani the new Gorbachev?

    11/18/2013 9:52:59 AM PST · by tedw · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/18/2013 | Natan Sharansky
    Can Rouhani be the new Gorbachev? Hardly. But if it will happen, it can only happen if we help him as we helped Mr. Gorbachevif, by fidelity to our principles and by steady, determined statesmanship, we help him to eliminate himself, his regime, and the evil they have visited upon their people and set loose in the world around them.
  • Kerry and Rouhani will play LET'S MAKE A DEAL [Why Not?]

    11/11/2013 2:14:40 PM PST · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Danmillerinpanama ^ | November 11, 2013 | Danmiller
    Anxious to put the petty matter of Iranian nukes behind them so that peace everlasting can be brought to Israel and Palestine, they are be eager to compete. The game will be televised with simultaneous translations in all known languages except, at Secretary Kerry's request, English. The prize, should Rouhani win,will be more opportunities for nukes but no sanctions and, should Kerry win, no fewer opportunities for nukes but fewer sanctions. Here are the agreed upon rules: President Obama will flip Secretary Kerry and Iranian Supreme Leader Khameneiwill flip President Rouhani. Secretary Kerry is expected to win the toss due...
  • Money Flows Back to the Mullahs Thanks to Obama

    10/31/2013 7:52:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 31, 2013 | Majid Rafizadeh
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Money Flows Back to the Mullahs Thanks to ObamaPosted By Majid Rafizadeh On October 31, 2013 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s government could not have possibly expected, or wished for, a better American government to work with than the Obama administration. The Iranians could not have imagined that an American administration could so easily buy their argument and image of a “moderate” government, allowing Iranian leaders to pursue their own Islamist and meddling foreign policies.The Obama administration is attempting to persuade Congress, the international community, and...
  • Rouhani: Israel Trying to Sabotage Our Diplomacy Efforts

    10/20/2013 10:53:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/10/13 | Elad Benari
    Irans president on Sunday blamed Israel for trying to sabotaging his countrys efforts to get closer to the West. According to PressTV, President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republics active diplomacy has slowed down the increasing pace of illegal sanctions against the country. The administrations diplomatic initiative in constructive interaction with the world ... has both made the [world] governments praise the democracy in Iran and halted the growing process of [imposing] sanctions [against the country], the Iranian president was quoted as having said. Irans active diplomacy has taken the initiative and attracted world public opinion ... and is moving...
  • Iranian Liberal Attacks Pro-Rouhani Propaganda at the Guardian

    10/16/2013 6:33:18 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | October 10, 2013
    There has been a just degree of criticism directed towards the Guardian over the results of their readers poll on the Nobel Peace Prize in which 76% of respondents chose Hassan Rouhani from a list (compiled by their journalists) which included the brave Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban for advocating on behalf of girls education named Malala Yousafzai. (see charts at website) Rouhani was nominated by Saeed Kamali-Dehghan, who has served as one of the papers chief promoters of the lie that the new Iranian president is a moderate despite Rouhanis involvement in terror attacks abroad and...
  • Destruction of Israel guaranteed, ayatollah says: Iran's supreme leader promises Jewish land

    10/10/2013 4:52:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    wnd ^ | 10/10/13 | Reza Kahlili
    Irans supreme leader promises in a newly released audiotape the destruction of Israel and Palestinians return to that land. Fars News Agency, an outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards, last week posted an audiotape of excerpts of Ayatollah Ali Khameneis speeches to Palestinian officials and others with a title Palestine will surely become free. In the audiotape, which is partly in Arabic, Khamenei gives blessings to those who fight against Israel and says, Peace be upon the children of our nation, peace be upon the brave jihadists in Palestinian and Lebanese resistance. Today the Islamic world and the whole world...
  • Mr. Netanyahu and the End of Days

    10/10/2013 3:33:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    So far Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's peace ruse is still bearing some fruit. President Obama was eager to talk with him at the United Nations -- only to be reportedly rebuffed, until Obama managed to phone him for the first conversation between heads of state of the two countries since the Iranian storming of the U.S. embassy in 1979. Rouhani has certainly wowed Western elites with his mellifluous voice, quiet demeanor and denials of wanting a bomb. The media, who ignore the circumstances of Rouhani's three-decade trajectory to power, gush that he is suddenly a "moderate" and "Western educated."...
  • Iran Legalizes Pedophilia and Allows Men to Marry Their Adopted Daughters

    09/30/2013 6:14:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/30/2013 | Pamela Geller
    This is the real war on women and little girls for that matter. But you won't hear a murmer from the left or the feminazis. Or Obama. Funny, this article is published in the Guardian who has done more to advance, shill, and promote the sharia while destroying and smearing the opposition to sharia and jihad than almost any other English speaking newspaper. Iran gets worse (if that's possible). And Obama responds by even more groveling and sniveling before the mulllahs with "Iran Legalizes Pedophilia and Allows Men to Marry Their AdoptedDaughters" by Saeed Kamali Dehghan| The Guardian (thanks to...