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IRAN POLITICS: Defying Trump, Rouhani Says Will Boost Missile Capabilities

IRAN POLITICS: Defying Trump, Rouhani Says Will Boost Missile Capabilities

In a defiant speech in the capital Tehran, addressing a parade of armed forces, President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will not stop boosting its military forces.

“We will increase our military power as a deterrent. We will strengthen our missile capabilities … We will not seek permission from anyone to defend our country,” Rouhani said in a speech broadcast on state television.

“All countries in the world supported the nuclear deal in the United Nations General Assembly this year… except the United States and the Zionist regime (Israel),” Rouhani said.

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IRAN POLITICS: Iran Needs Defensive Weapons to Protect Nation: Rouhani

IRAN POLITICS: Iran Needs Defensive Weapons to Protect Nation: Rouhani

At a Tuesday meeting with US media representatives in New York, Rouhani said, “Our people cannot stand by idly in the face of regional threats. Iran’s missiles serve defense purposes.”

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IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Goes to New York for ‘Very Important’ Talks

IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Goes to New York for ‘Very Important’ Talks

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his planned meetings on JCPOA in New York are “very important,” adding there is need for clarifications which have to be made about the nuclear accord. Apart from the JCPOA, he will also talk about bilateral ties with world countries, regional issues as well as international developments including the ongoing crisis in Myanmar.

“The opponents of the JCPOA are restricted to two or three countries, including some in the US, who feel cheated. They believe that a feast has been set out but that they are deprived of going to the table and having something,” Rouhani said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani Urges Venezuelans to Unite Against US

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani Urges Venezuelans to Unite Against US

“We have no doubt that the new methods of the US government cannot last for long,” Rouhani said on the sidelines of the first science and technology summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Astana.

Rouhani underlined the importance of unity and further cooperation among independent countries in the face of US efforts to create divisions.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 08 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 08 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani put forward a new cabinet line-up on Tuesday that again included no women, despite criticism of their absence from his reformist allies.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 05 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 05 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Iran’s re-elected president Hassan Rouhani has been sworn in for his second term in an open parliament session. Rouhani, a moderate cleric who secured re-election on May 19, promised that his country will pursue a “path of coexistence and interaction with the world.”

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IRAN POLITICS: Hassan Rouhani Brother Hossein Fereydoun Jailed

IRAN POLITICS: Hassan Rouhani Brother Hossein Fereydoun Jailed

Hossein Fereydoun, the brother of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, has been sent to prison on Sunday over financial charges.

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IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Pressured to Improve Human Rights in Iran

IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Pressured to Improve Human Rights in Iran

Now, in the eyes of his supporters, it is time to deliver. Millions of Rouhani’s followers expect him to keep pushing on human rights issues.

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IRAN POLITICS: Missile Advancement to Continue With Utmost Determination: Bahram Qassemi

IRAN POLITICS: Missile Advancement to Continue With Utmost Determination: Bahram Qassemi

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi was reacting to remarks by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who called on re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to end the country’s defensive missile tests during a visit to Saudi Arabia over the weekend.

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IRAN POLITICS: Middle East Stability Impossible Without Iran: Rouhani

IRAN POLITICS: Middle East Stability Impossible Without Iran: Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani said: “Who can say regional stability can be restored without Iran? Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran?”

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USA POLITICS: US to Hassan Rouhani: Halt ‘Destabilising Forces’ Support

USA POLITICS: US to Hassan Rouhani: Halt ‘Destabilising Forces’ Support

“We hope that if Rouhani wanted to change Iran’s relationship with the rest of the world, those are the things he could do,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in Riyadh.

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IRAN POLITICS: Hassan Rouhani Wins 2017 Presidential Election

IRAN POLITICS: Hassan Rouhani Wins 2017 Presidential Election

Hassan Rouhani won Iran’s 12th presidential election. President Rouhani will speak live on state television at 6:00 p.m. Iran time (1330 GMT) on Saturday.

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IRAN POLITICS: Hassan Rouhani Breaks Political Taboos

IRAN POLITICS: Hassan Rouhani Breaks Political Taboos

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has reinvented himself as a rabble-rousing political street fighter to shore up his chances in an unexpectedly tight race against a united conservative bloc.

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IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Defends His Economic Record Ahead of May Election

IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Defends His Economic Record Ahead of May Election

“We should avoid scaring away foreign and domestic investors … we can attract 140 billion dollars investment that can help to tackle unemployment,” Rouhani said in a live radio programme.

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IRAN POLITICS: Here’s the Final List of Presidential Candidates

IRAN POLITICS: Here’s the Final List of Presidential Candidates

Iran will hold the 12th presidential election, 5th City and the Village Councils Elections on May 19. Iran’s Interior Ministry eligible candidates list are:

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IRAN POLITICS: Ahmadinejad to Run For Office For Third Time

IRAN POLITICS: Ahmadinejad to Run For Office For Third Time

“I didn’t tell him don’t run, I said it’s not in your own or the country’s best interests to run,” Khamenei said at that time, according to Fars news agency.

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BELGIUM POLITICS: Top Diplomat to Trump: Make Sure US Next Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made Within UN Framework

BELGIUM POLITICS: Top Diplomat to Trump: Make Sure US Next Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made Within UN Framework

Didier Reynders: “I can understand the reaction of American president following a chemical attack, and it’s not the first one. Decisions must go through the United Nations.”

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SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Allies to Trump: US Crosses ‘Red Lines’ For Bombing Syria Air Base

SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Allies to Trump: US Crosses ‘Red Lines’ For Bombing Syria Air Base

Assad Allies: “From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or breach of red lines from whoever it is, America knows our ability to respond well.”

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IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Calls Bashar al-Assad to Stress Backing for Syrian State

IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Calls Bashar al-Assad to Stress Backing for Syrian State

Iran President Hassan Rouhani condemns US missile strike on Syria as violation of its sovereignty. Assad determined to crush terrorism in Syrian territory.

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IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Wants Chemical Attack in Syria Investigated

IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Wants Chemical Attack in Syria Investigated

“We are asking for impartial international fact-finding body to be set up to find out where these chemical weapons came from,” Iranian President Rouhani.

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