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Iran Says UAE, Bahrain Will Bear The Severe Consequences Of Israel Deals
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Iran Says UAE, Bahrain Will Bear The Severe Consequences Of Israel Deals

Iran President Hassan Rouhani's remarks come a day after Israel, UAE, Bahrain sign normalisation deals brokered by US Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain would be responsible for any "consequences" resulting from their normalisation of relations with Tehran's archrival, Israel. Rouhani's remarks came a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the UAE signed agreements establishing full diplomatic ties at a White House ceremony. Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Rouhani said Israel is "committing more crimes in Palestine every day". "Some of the region's countries, their people are pious Muslims but their rulers neither understand religion nor [their] debt ... to the nation ...
Coronavirus: Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Tests Positive As Outbreak Worsens
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Coronavirus: Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Tests Positive As Outbreak Worsens

Iran's deputy health minister has tested positive for the new coronavirus disease, as it struggles to contain an outbreak that has killed 15 people. A health ministry spokesman confirmed that Iraj Harirchi was infected with Covid-19 and under quarantine. President Hassan Rouhani meanwhile urged Iranians not to panic, saying: "We will get through the virus." Officials have reported 95 confirmed cases since last week, but the actual number is thought to be far higher. The World Health Organization has said the sudden increase in cases in the country is "deeply concerning". The regional director of the UN agency was due to fly to Iran on Tuesday, but his departure was delayed. A WHO spokeswoman said it was finalising the dates of a separate visit to Iran by a technical m...
Trump Doesn’t Want War with us as it will Affect his Re-election- Iran’s President Rouhani
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Trump Doesn’t Want War with us as it will Affect his Re-election- Iran’s President Rouhani

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has stated that he doesn't believe Trump wants a war with his country as it will ''affect his re-election prospects.'' According to Rouhani, the US' maximum pressure sanctions against Iran has failed, and the Iranian regime will only renegotiate with the US if crippling sanctions against Iran are removed and the US rejoins the 2015 Iran Nuclear deal negotiated by Obama but exited by Trump in 2018. The Iranian leader added that war would be harmful to U.S. interests and those of its regional allies like Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as well as Iran. “I think the Americans aren’t after war since they know what harm it could do them,” said Rouhani in a news conference. Rouhani said that Persian Gulf nations like the United Arab Emirates, Bah...
Iran Rejects UK’s Call For ‘Trump Deal’ To Replace Nuclear Accord
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Iran Rejects UK’s Call For ‘Trump Deal’ To Replace Nuclear Accord

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for a new "Trump deal" to replace the 2015 nuclear agreement. Mr Johnson said he recognised that Mr Trump saw the accord as "flawed" and suggested he could renegotiate it. Mr Rouhani warned that "all Trump has done is break promises". He also criticised the UK, France and Germany for triggering the nuclear deal's dispute mechanism after Iran breached key commitments. President Trump abandoned the nuclear deal in 2018 and reinstated US sanctions on Iran to try to force it to negotiate a new agreement that would place indefinite curbs on its nuclear programme and also halt its development of ballistic missiles. After the Trump administration increased the pressure on Iran in May 2019, the coun...
Fani Kayode Blasts Nigerians Over Ukrainian Plane Crash By Iran
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Fani Kayode Blasts Nigerians Over Ukrainian Plane Crash By Iran

A Former Minister of Aviation, Femi-Fani Kayode, has on Saturday lambasted on Nigerians on social media for attacking him over his prediction on the Iran missile that shot down Ukrainian jet that killed all 176 aboard. "Our correspondent (Eric Patrick) learnt that Iran admits it shot down Ukranian plane by mistake." The Former Minister said on his verified Twitter account @realFFK, Finally, the beasts have confessed. I ask again, where are the low-life's on @Twitter that insulted me when I said the Iranians shot down the plane moments after it came down?Listen to the voice of the voiceless & learn! The President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, has on Saturday apologise for the mistake made by the Iranian Forces and promised to persecutes those who fired the missile that took the ...
9 Countries With The Highest Number Of Nuclear Warheads In The World
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9 Countries With The Highest Number Of Nuclear Warheads In The World

Tensions between the US and Iran were at their highest level in years after Tehran shot down a $220m ( or ₦79 billion) high-altitude U.S. drone with a surface-to-air missile last-week Thursday. Despite the last minute pull back by the United States to lunch military strikes in retaliation for downing the supposed US "stealth" drone, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, has again labelled the White House as "mentally disabled" after the US president announced fresh sanctions against the Middle Eastern nation. The ongoing confrontations has raised fears that a conflict between the two Nuclear-armed countries would quickly turn into wider war that could consume the entire region and beyond. According to a report published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIP...
Donald Trump Issues Stern Warning To Iranian President
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Donald Trump Issues Stern Warning To Iranian President

Yesterday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the United States that it could shut down international oil shipments in the strategic Strait of Hormuz if Washington continued to provoke Tehran. "We have always guaranteed the security of this strait. Do not play with the lion's tail; you will regret it forever" Rouhani told diplomats in the Iranian capital. The Iranian president has previously threatened to close the strait in response to US President Donald Trump's threat to stop Iranian oil exports through the waterway. The strait is one of the world's most important maritime trade routes and connects the oil-rich Persian Gulf to the Indian Ocean. However, President Trump wasn't going to be threatened and he responded with a very stern warning to Iran never to threaten the...
Turkey Calls For Peace, Stability In Iran
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Turkey Calls For Peace, Stability In Iran

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called for peace and stability in Iran in a phone conversation with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani. The two leaders discussed ongoing protests in Iran since Dec. 28. Erdogan welcomed Rouhani’s statement and warned the public not to violate laws while exercising their right to peaceful protests. Rouhani said he hoped the protests would end in a couple of days. Meanwhile, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and government Spokesperson Bekir Bozdag said in a tweet that “Turkey is against any move to come to power through unconstitutional and unlawful ways or by using force or external interventions.” Bozdag called on the Iranian government and the people to be cautious against provocations and to secure peace. “Any chaos...
Hassan Rouhani Speaks Out: Donald Trump Cannot Cause Collapse Of Nuclear Deal
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Hassan Rouhani Speaks Out: Donald Trump Cannot Cause Collapse Of Nuclear Deal

Iran said on Tuesday U.S. President Donald Trump cannot cause its nuclear deal with six major powers to collapse. “The nuclear deal will not collapse… Those who hope that Trump will cause its collapse, are wrong,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on State TV. In October, Trump declined to certify that Iran was complying with the nuclear agreement reached among Tehran, the U.S. and other powers in 2015. His decision triggered a 60-day window for Congress to decide whether to bring back sanctions on Iran. Congress passed the ball back to Trump by letting the deadline on reimposing sanctions on Iran passed on Dec. 12. Trump must decide in mid-January if he wants to continue to waive energy sanctions on Iran. Under the deal, nuclear-r...
President Buhari Commiserates With Iran, Iraq Over Earthquake
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President Buhari Commiserates With Iran, Iraq Over Earthquake

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with President Hassan Rouhani and the people of Iran over the devastating earthquake which struck the western province of Kermanshah recently, causing the death of hundreds and injury to thousands. The president, who described the natural disaster and its fallout as “very unfortunate, sad and massive,” said the “thoughts and hearts of Nigerians are with the people of Iran at this trying period.” The Nigerian leader prayed that God will console the grieving families and wished the injured speedy recovery. President Buhari also expressed similar condolences to the government and people of Iraq over the human and material losses suffered in the wake of the earthquake on their border with Iran. Vice-President Osinbajo, had on Tuesday whil...
Iran Will Keep Building Missiles, Rouhani Says
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Iran Will Keep Building Missiles, Rouhani Says

Iran's missile program is not in breach of its nuclear deal and will continue despite objections from the United States, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday. Earlier this month, US President Donald Trump announced that he would no longer make regular certifications that the lifting of sanctions under the deal -- known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) -- had been in US interests. The agreement was negotiated in 2015 with the P5 +1 powers and the European Union. The P5+1 includes Germany and the permanent members of the UN Security Council: the United States, Russia, China, France and Britain. In an October 13 speech, Trump said the deal "was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into" and accused Iran of committing "multiple...
Iran’s Hassan Rouhani Excited Over EU’s Support For Nuclear Deal
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Iran’s Hassan Rouhani Excited Over EU’s Support For Nuclear Deal

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran on Tuesday welcomed European Union’s support for his country’s nuclear deal with international powers, in spite President Donald Trump casting doubt on the U.S. commitment to the agreement. “The unanimous support for the agreement, particularly from the Europeans, is an important political achievement for Iran,’’ Rouhani said in a statement on the presidency’s website on Tuesday. Foreign ministers of the EU signalled their resolve to keep the Iran nuclear deal intact on Monday, after Trump said he will urge Congress to toughen U.S. laws aimed at Iran. Trump’s move stopped short of pulling the plug on the nuclear agreement altogether. After his announcement, support for the deal flowed in from several countries, including from U.S. allies France,...
World Will Condemn US If It Quits Nuclear Deal – Iran’s Hassan Rouhani
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World Will Condemn US If It Quits Nuclear Deal – Iran’s Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has defended a landmark nuclear deal with Western powers and said that US President Donald Trump could not undermine it. Under the 2015 agreement, Tehran agreed to limit its disputed nuclear programme in return for the easing of economic sanctions. Trump has repeatedly criticised the accord, which was negotiated by the Obama administration and enshrined under United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, as “the worst deal ever” and “an “embarrassment”. He has to review it by October 15 and decide if Iran is keeping to its end of the bargain, and whether it serves US interests. On Thursday, he said Iran had not lived up to the spirit of the deal, and reports have suggested he may decertify it – a step that potentially could cause the agreemen...
Iran Says Can Quit Nuclear Deal If US Keeps Adding Sanctions
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Iran Says Can Quit Nuclear Deal If US Keeps Adding Sanctions

President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday that Iran could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United States keeps on imposing new sanctions. In a speech to parliament outlining plans for his new term, Rouhani also hit out at US counterpart Donald Trump, saying he had shown the world that Washington was “not a good partner.” Rouhani’s comments come with the nuclear deal under mounting pressure after Tehran carried out missile tests and strikes, and Washington imposed new sanctions — with each accusing the other of violating the spirit of the agreement. Rouhani warned that Iran was ready to walk out of the deal — which saw the lifting of most international sanctions in return for curbs on its nuclear programme — if Washington persisted. “Those who tr...
Iranian Court Freezes Asset Of 152 BBC Staff
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Iranian Court Freezes Asset Of 152 BBC Staff

A court on Tuesday barred 152 Iranian current and former BBC staff members and contributors from major financial transactions in Iran. The order bans 152 individuals from any transaction that needs to be registered, including buying or selling property or any “movable or immovable assets” in Iran, restrictions the British broadcaster said on Tuesday were effectively an asset freeze. All individuals on the list work, or have worked, for BBC Persian, part of the BBC World Service. A Reuters correspondent who was working for the BBC until 2015 was also on the list. The order was issued in July by a prosecutor’s office based in Evin Prison in Tehran and ratified by Iran’s deputy prosecutor-general in August before being announced to all registration offices in the country. The orde...
Iran Accuses US Of Undermining Nuclear Deal With Sanctions
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Iran Accuses US Of Undermining Nuclear Deal With Sanctions

Iran has accused the US of trying to undo the nuclear deal by imposing tough new sanctions. The agreement - signed in 2015 - limited Iran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief. The issue was mentioned as Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei officially endorsed Hassan Rouhani as president for a second term.
Rouhani Vows To End Isolation Amid Fresh US Sanctions
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Rouhani Vows To End Isolation Amid Fresh US Sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to continue his efforts to end the country's isolation as he was sworn in for a second term, a day after US President Donald Trump signed a bill increasing sanctions against the Islamic Republic. "We will never accept isolation," Rouhani told a packed audience of Iranian political and military officials in Tehran on Thursday. "The nuclear deal is a sign of Iran's goodwill on the international stage," he said, referring to the 2015 agreement to curb its atomic programme in exchange for an easing of sanctions. The US agreed the deal with world powers including  Russia, Britain, France, China and Germany. Rouhani, a 68-year-old moderate who has faced fierce criticism from conservatives for his efforts to rebuild ties with the West, issued a c...
25 Missing After Tehran Building Collapse
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25 Missing After Tehran Building Collapse

Iranian officials said on Friday that 25 people were still unaccounted for after the collapse of a 17-storey commercial building in Tehran, in addition to 20 firefighters who were killed in the disaster, state TV reported. Iranian media carried photos of weeping relatives and dozens of people lined up to donate blood and the government declared Saturday a day of national mourning. "Police have received missing reports of 25 people. We urge people to report if any of their family members that worked in the Plasco building is missing," a police official told TV. Thick smoke and fire were hampering the search for the bodies of at least 20 firefighters under the rubble more than a day after the blaze began. Twenty firemen were killed as they evacuated people on Thursday from ...