Hassan Rouhani http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/58349/all en Iran's Rouhani hints will balance hardline, reformist demands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130629/irans-rouhani-hints-will-balance-hardline-reformist-demands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yeganeh Torbati</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's president-elect Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday he would appoint ministers from across its political spectrum as Iranian voters had chosen a path of moderation over extremism.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130629/irans-rouhani-hints-will-balance-hardline-reformist-demands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government of Iran Hassan Rouhani Iran Politics Religion Thomson Reuters Sat, 29 Jun 2013 18:05:53 +0000 5871321 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's Rouhani urges end to meddling in private lives http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130703/president-elect-rouhani-urges-end-meddling-iranians-private-liv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jon Hemming</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - President-elect Hassan Rouhani called on Wednesday for the government and powerful clergy to end interference in the private lives of the Iranian people, free up Internet access and allow state media to be more open about Iran's problems.</p> <p>Rouhani's comments began to flesh out his message of moderation at home and better relations abroad that contributed to his surprise election victory last month.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130703/president-elect-rouhani-urges-end-meddling-iranians-private-liv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government Hassan Rouhani Politics Politics of Iran Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 03 Jul 2013 10:03:22 +0000 5874331 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's Rouhani pulls off cabinet balancing act http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130805/irans-rouhani-pulls-cabinet-balancing-act <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yeganeh Torbati and Jon Hemming</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - By choosing ministers known more for their experience than their political views, President Hassan Rouhani has proposed a cabinet that achieves a rare feat in Iranian politics - it satisfies both reformist and conservative factions.</p> <p>Rouhani's presidency has raised hopes in diplomatic circles that the moderate cleric with links to all of Iran's often-feuding factions can be someone the West can talk to and at least defuse tensions over the nuclear dispute.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130805/irans-rouhani-pulls-cabinet-balancing-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Hassan Rouhani Iran Politics Politics of Iran Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:03:24 +0000 5902976 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's Rouhani pulls off cabinet balancing act http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130805/irans-rouhani-pulls-cabinet-balancing-act-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yeganeh Torbati and Jon Hemming</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - By choosing ministers known more for their experience than their political views, President Hassan Rouhani has proposed a cabinet that achieves a rare feat in Iranian politics - it satisfies both reformist and conservative factions.</p> <p>Rouhani's presidency has raised hopes in diplomatic circles that the moderate cleric with links to all of Iran's often-feuding factions can be someone the West can talk to and at least defuse tensions over the nuclear dispute.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130805/irans-rouhani-pulls-cabinet-balancing-act-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Hassan Rouhani Iran Politics Politics of Iran Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:32:50 +0000 5903127 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's leader reaches out to U.S., vows to resolve nuclear row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130807/irans-leader-reaches-out-us-vows-resolve-nuclear-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marcus George and Yeganeh Torbati</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's incoming President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday offered an olive branch to the United States in talks on Tehran's disputed nuclear program, raising hopes of progress after years of stalemate.</p> <p>Rouhani, seen in the West as a relatively moderate leader, told his first news conference since taking the oath on Sunday that he was "seriously determined" to resolve the dispute and was ready to enter "serious and substantive" negotiations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130807/irans-leader-reaches-out-us-vows-resolve-nuclear-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Iran Foreign relations of Iran Hassan Rouhani Iran Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 07 Aug 2013 05:02:33 +0000 5904268 at http://www.globalpost.com Rouhani defends cabinet choices as Iran parliament starts debate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130812/rouhani-defends-cabinet-choices-iran-parliament-starts-debate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yeganeh Torbati</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday he had chosen a cabinet to overcome Iran's economic crisis and diplomatic isolation as parliament began debating whether to approve his proposed ministers.</p> <p>"Your vote of confidence in the ministers is not just a vote for the individuals, it is a vote for the whole government and its plans," the Iranian president told parliament.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130812/rouhani-defends-cabinet-choices-iran-parliament-starts-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Hassan Rouhani Iran Politics Politics of Iran Thomson Reuters Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:32:37 +0000 5907901 at http://www.globalpost.com Rouhani defends cabinet choices in Iran parliament debate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130812/rouhani-defends-cabinet-choices-iran-parliament-debate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yeganeh Torbati</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday he had chosen a cabinet to overcome Iran's economic crisis and diplomatic isolation as parliament began debating whether to approve his proposed ministers.</p> <p>A relatively moderate, mid-ranking Shi'ite cleric, Rouhani took office on August 3 after scoring a landslide in the June 14 presidential election over more conservative rivals.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130812/rouhani-defends-cabinet-choices-iran-parliament-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Hassan Rouhani Iran Politics Politics of Iran Thomson Reuters Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:32:45 +0000 5908054 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's Rouhani says time for resolving nuclear dispute limited http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130910/irans-rouhani-says-time-resolving-nuclear-dispute-limited <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yeganeh Torbati</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the time for resolving Iran's nuclear dispute with the West was limited, and urged the world to seize the opportunity of his election.</p> <p>Iran has been engaged in on-off negotiations with major world powers and the United Nations about its nuclear program for more than a decade, and has been subjected to several rounds of U.N. and Western economic sanctions.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130910/irans-rouhani-says-time-resolving-nuclear-dispute-limited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Hassan Rouhani Iran Iran–United States relations Thomson Reuters Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:03:02 +0000 5930112 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's Rouhani says wants nuclear issue resolved, but draws lines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130913/iran-says-date-could-be-set-nuclear-talks-at-un-meeting-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alexei Anishchuk</p> <p>BISHKEK (Reuters) - Iran wants to end the stand-off with global powers over its nuclear program swiftly but will not sacrifice its rights or interests for the sake of a solution, President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday.</p> <p>Meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a regional security summit, Rouhani said it was a good time for new steps to resolve the dispute over a program Western states believe is aimed at developing nuclear weapons.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130913/iran-says-date-could-be-set-nuclear-talks-at-un-meeting-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hassan Rouhani Iran Iran–United States relations Politics of Iran Thomson Reuters Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:16:59 +0000 5933098 at http://www.globalpost.com Rouhani says Iran willing to forswear nuclear arms: TV interview http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130918/rouhani-says-iran-will-never-develop-nuclear-weapons-nbc-interv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Matt Spetalnick</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Wednesday that his government would never develop nuclear weapons, his strongest signal yet that he may be seeking a diplomatic thaw with the West after decades of acrimony.</p> <p>In an interview with NBC News days before he travels to New York for a U.N. appearance, the new Iranian president also insisted he had "complete authority" to negotiate a nuclear deal with the United States and other Western powers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130918/rouhani-says-iran-will-never-develop-nuclear-weapons-nbc-interv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Hassan Rouhani Health Iran Iran–United States relations Politics Politics of Iran Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:32:21 +0000 5937964 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's Rouhani says wants peace, blames Israel for region's 'instability' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130919/irans-rouhani-says-does-not-seek-war-any-country <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Susan Heavey</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a television interview, said his country is not seeking war but harshly criticized Israel for bringing "instability" to the Middle East and for questioning his government's intentions toward nuclear arms.</p> <p>The comments from the new Iranian president came during the second part of an interview with NBC News that aired on Thursday, just days before he travels to New York for an appearance at the United Nations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130919/irans-rouhani-says-does-not-seek-war-any-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Government Hassan Rouhani Health Iran Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:18:25 +0000 5938634 at http://www.globalpost.com In latest overture, Rouhani urges world leaders to engage with Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130920/latest-overture-rouhani-urges-world-leaders-engage-iran <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged world leaders on Thursday to "seize the opportunity" presented by his election to engage Iran in constructive dialogue and said his country was ready to facilitate talks between the Syrian government and the opposition.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130920/latest-overture-rouhani-urges-world-leaders-engage-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Environment Hassan Rouhani Health Iran Iranian Plateau Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 20 Sep 2013 04:34:23 +0000 5939481 at http://www.globalpost.com Rouhani says will present 'true face of Iran' at U.N. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130923/rouhani-says-will-present-true-face-iran-at-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rouhani: 'Unfortunately in recent years the face of Iran, a great and civilized nation, has been presented in another way' </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marcus George</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday he would use his visit to the United Nations this week to present the "true face of Iran" and to pursue talks and cooperation with the West to end Iran's nuclear dispute.</p> <p>A moderate conservative elected in June, Rouhani was speaking shortly before a five-day trip Western powers hope will show a new readiness on Tehran's part to strike a deal on a nuclear program they fear could yield an atomic bomb.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130923/rouhani-says-will-present-true-face-iran-at-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Hassan Rouhani Iran Nuclear program of Iran Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:16:00 +0000 5942050 at http://www.globalpost.com For US-Iran, the timing was 'too complicated' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130924/us-iran-its-all-the-timing Iran's new president Hassan Rouhani and Obama did not meet or shake hands at the luncheon of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday or in the UN building's corridors. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130924/us-iran-its-all-the-timing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Environment Hassan Rouhani Health Iran Iran–United States relations Politics Middle East Thomson Reuters Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:17:00 +0000 5943263 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's Rouhani calls for 'consistent voice' from U.S. on nuclear issue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130924/irans-rouhani-calls-consistent-voice-us-nuclear-issue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, expressed hope on Tuesday that U.S. President Barack Obama would not be swayed by "warmongering pressure groups" at home in dealing with the Iranian nuclear dispute and called for a consistent voice from Washington on the issue.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130924/irans-rouhani-calls-consistent-voice-us-nuclear-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hassan Rouhani Iran Iran–United States relations Politics of Iran Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Tue, 24 Sep 2013 22:17:06 +0000 5943603 at http://www.globalpost.com