Tag Archives | Rouhani

What Zarrab’s Arrest means for Rouhani

By Enis Erdem Aydin, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Reza Zarrab, the dual Iranian and Turkish citizen arrested in the United States on charges of money laundering and banking fraud to evade sanctions on Iran, is not just any businessman. When he […]

Rouhani Cancels Austria Visit at Last Minute

By John Lee. President Hassan Rouhani has postponed a visit to Austria at the last minute, citing security reasons. The two-day visit was cancelled on Tuesday, just as he was scheduled to arrive in Vienna. A spokeswoman for Austrian President Heinz Fischer’s office said it was not clear what the security concerns were, but added […]

President Visits Development Projects on Kish Island

Iran’s president travelled to the country’s southern island of Kish in the Persian Gulf and visited a number of development projects on the island, a major tourist destination. President Hassan Rouhani arrived on Kish on Monday and made visits to the major projects that are aimed at giving a boost to the economy of the […]

After Elections, is Rouhani’s Economy Minister now Safe?

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. With the majority of election results counted, officials from President Hassan Rouhani’s administration are looking forward to working with a parliament that — while it continues to include conservatives — has excluded many of […]

Video: Rouhani says Voters Chose ‘Right and Proper Path’

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranian voters chose “the right and proper path for the country”, moderate President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday after final election results showed his allies had made significant gains.

Iran, France sign 20 Documents

The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of France signed 20 cooperation documents in order to clear the way for boosted political, economic, cultural, and scientific cooperation between Tehran and Paris in the post-JCPOA era. The documents were signed late on Thursday in Elysée Palace in Paris at the presence of President Hassan Rouhani […]

President Welcomes Foreign Investment

By John Lee. President Rouhani has described the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as a special and historic day in the political and economic history of Iran and said: “After 12 years … we have reached a landmark where our nuclear program is not a tool for sanction and pressure from […]

Rouhani Fires Back at Criticism of Economic Management

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The price of oil dropped to $31.56 per barrel on Jan. 11, a 12-year low. While the news has been tough on all oil-exporting countries, perhaps no one feels the pressure more than Iran’s […]

Rouhani Promises “Year of Economic Boom”

By John Lee. President Hassan Rouhani has said that the next Iranian calendar year (starting 21st March) would be a year of economic prosperity for the country. Addressing a ceremony to inaugurate two new phases of the giant South Pars Gas Field in the southern Iranian city of Assaluyeh, he said sanctions would be lifted […]

Video: Rouhani Reacts to Trump Anti-Muslim Comments

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. A global firestorm erupted this week over Donald Trump’s call to bar Muslims from entering the United States, with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani branding them “some of the most bizarre comments in history“:

Will Rouhani only Serve One Term as President?

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The weekly paper of Iran’s Hezbollah (Ansar-e Hezbollah) argued that President Hassan Rouhani will be the first one-term president in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran. While Iran’s hard-liners have still not […]

3rd GECF Summit kicks off

The third Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), presided over by Dr Rouhani, was opened in Tehran on Monday in the presence of presidents from nine countries. Among the heads of states attending the 3rd GECF are presidents of Russia, Iraq, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guinea Equatorial, Nigeria and Turkmenistan, as well as the Prime Minister of Algeria. […]

Paris Attacks: Iran Likely to Join War on IS

The Independent quotes senior diplomatic sources as saying that Iran is likely to emerge as a member of a coalition fighting the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL) in the aftermath of the Paris massacre. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has telephoned his French counterpart to stress the “crucial importance to fighting against terrorism and Daesh [Isis] […]

Rouhani Outlines Plans for Growth

President Rouhani described the new plans and policies of the government for economic growth, the most important foreign relations plans, and regional and global issues in a live television interview. “People are getting ready to show their respect to the culture of Ashura which is the culture of dignity, freedom, and resistance against injustice and […]

Supreme Leader bans Negotiations with US

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has banned any further negotiations between Iran and the United States, putting the brakes on moderates hoping to end Iran’s isolation after reaching a nuclear deal with world powers in July. According to a report from Reuters, his statements directly contradict those of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who […]

What Rouhani’s done to Fight Corruption

By Bijan Khajehpour, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. There has been a lot of talk in Iran about fighting administrative and financial corruption over the past decade. Yet, corruption has not diminished. Rather, the phenomenon has continued to plague the Iranian economy. […]