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Iran blames Israel for killing top nuclear scientist, vows REVENGE

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has blamed Israel for the killing of a top nuclear scientist on Friday, and said it would not slow down the country’s nuclear programme. Rouhani said Iran would retaliate over Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s killing at a time of its choosing. “Iran’s enemies should know that the people of Iran and officials are […]

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Wedding party blamed for fresh surge in coronavirus infections in Iran

A wedding party contributed to a new surge in coronavirus infections in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday but insisted the country had no option but to keep its economy open despite warnings of a second wave of the epidemic. Iran, which has been gradually relaxing its lockdown since mid-April, has reported a sharp […]

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President Hassan Rouhani accuses United States of spreading fear over Coronavirus

President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Wednesday of trying to spread “fear” in Iran over a deadly outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 19 people among 139 infections in Iran, including the deputy health minister — making it the deadliest outbreak outside China. “We shouldn’t let America mount […]

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The only solution to crises is de-escalation from everyone and dialogue: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani

Iran signalled Sunday it favours a de-escalation after 10 days of heightened tensions with the United States during which both sides fired missiles and Tehran accidentally shot down a passenger aircraft. Security was stepped up in Iran’s capital after a vigil the previous night for those killed in the air disaster turned into an angry […]

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“US committed a grave mistake”: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said the United States committed a “grave mistake” in killing Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and that Americans “will face the consequences of this criminal act not only today, but also in the coming years.” His remarks came on the same day mourners in neighboring Iraq were chanting “Death to […]