Rouhani looks to beat hard-liner as Iran prepares to vote

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani staked his political future on opening Iran ever so slightly to the outside world and overcoming hard-liners’ opposition to secure a historic nuclear deal in exchange for relief from crippling sanctions. He’ll soon find out if voters think it’s enough to keep him in the job. The 68-year-old cleric, a moderate within Iran’s political system, has […]

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Iran ‘Regrets’ Embassy Attacks as Rouhani Criticizes Saudis

Iran has expressed “regrets” in a letter to the United Nations over the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Tehran after the kingdom and regional allies downgraded diplomatic ties over the incident. Iran reiterates its commitment to complying with international law, its ambassador to the UN, Gholam-Ali Khoshroo, wrote in letter Monday to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon, according to […]

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Rouhani says Muslim states should fix Islam’s public image

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said that Muslim countries should strive to improve the world’s opinion of Islam. “We must remove Islam’s negative image from today’s cyber and real space,” he said in Tehran at an international conference on “The Islamic World’s Current Crisis”. Most “violence, terror and massacres, unfortunately, take place in the Islamic world,” he said. “I […]

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