Hassan Rouhani


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I do not believe that Americans would be willing to pay such a high cost for something that will be useless for them.feedback
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We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Hassan Rouhani is associated, including Iranians, United States Treasury, and nation. Most recently, Hassan Rouhani has been quoted saying: “They (United States) can choose the right path and also enter the room where the food is served. We would not have a problem with that.” in the article Iran leader Khamenei warns U.S. against 'wrong move' on nuclear deal.
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Jun 25 2017 - Iran

The siege of Qatar is unacceptable to us... The airspace, land and sea of our country will always be open to Qatar as a brotherly and neighboring country.feedback

May 28 2017 - Iran

We are waiting for the new U.S. government to achieve stability in terms of taking a stance, agenda and mentality. We will have a more accurate view regarding Washington. We had a win-win outcome there, one which I believe was to the benefit of Iran, all P5+1 member states and the world. It will be difficult, but possible.feedback

May 28 2017 - Iran

They took part in the negotiations; and at the table, they respectfully spoke to the representatives of the Iranian nation.feedback

May 27 2017 - Kuwait

The countries of the region need more cooperation and consultations to resolve the crisis in the region and we are ready to cooperate in this field.feedback

May 25 2017 - Iran

The people say no to the downfall of the supreme leader, Guard, Basij and armed forces, because they belong to the entire Iranian nation.feedback

May 25 2017 - Iran

Iran does not need the permission of the United States to conduct missile tests.feedback

May 22 2017 - Syria conflict

Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran? Who fought against the terrorists? It was Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and Syria. But who funded the terrorists?feedback

May 22 2017 - Iran

Buying arms or building weapons won't make a country powerful. The foundation of power is national strength and this only happens through elections. Trump saw millions of Iranians took part in an election, but he visited a country whose people have not seen a ballot box and don't know what an election is.feedback

May 22 2017 - Iran

America's dream on ending Iran's missile programme will never come true.feedback

May 22 2017 - Iran

Americans resorted to many different methods against Iran but failed in all ... We are waiting for the new government to find stability and continuity in its policies. The problem is that the Americans do not know our region and those who advise U.S. officials are misleading them. The Iranian people voted for moderation as they know a prosperous economy and jobs can only happen through investment, and investment through freedom and interaction with the world.feedback

May 22 2017 - Iran

Who can say regional stability can be restored without Iran? Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran?feedback

May 22 2017 - Syria conflict

Our missiles are for peace, not for attack.feedback

May 22 2017 - Iran

Iran and America have gone through lots of ups and downs in the past 39 or 40 years. They have used numerous measures against Iran, all leading to failure. Americans were only successful in their engagement with the Iranian nation during the nuclear talks.feedback

May 22 2017 - Iran

We are waiting for the government to be well established so we can pass judgment.feedback

May 22 2017 - Syria conflict

The problem is that the Americans do not know our region and those who advise US officials are misleading them.feedback

May 22 2017 - Iran

I do not think the American people are ready to trade the lives they lost in Sept. 11 with billions of dollars gained through weapons sales.feedback

May 20 2017 - Sanctions

I say to all nations and governments: We will not forget the past, but we do not wish to live in the past. We will not forget war and sanctions, but we look to peace and development.feedback

May 20 2017 - Extremism

We've entered this election to tell those practising violence and extremism that your era is over.feedback

May 19 2017 - World Happiness report

Any candidate who is elected should be helped to accomplish this heavy responsibility. Anyone who is elected must be helped from tomorrow with unity, happiness and joy.feedback

May 19 2017 - Iran

If you then have a tougher voice in Tehran, I think that's going to increase the pace at which tensions escalate.feedback

May 18 2017 - Iran

You want to limit people's freedom. Voters will confront you in the election. We have chosen our path, the path to freedom. We will not retreat.feedback

May 18 2017 - Iran

Institutions that wield both arms and a security apparatus should not narrow the field of operations for the private sector.feedback

May 18 2017

We don't want gender discrimination. We don't want gender oppression.feedback

May 18 2017 - Iran

You say you want to negotiate with the world, but you don't know how to speak the global language. You don't even know how to speak the language of your own people.feedback

May 17 2017 - Iran

We just have one request: for the Basij and the Revolutionary Guards to stay in their own place for their own work.feedback

May 16 2017 - Iran

If you vote for me in large numbers I will go and kiss the Supreme Leader's hands 10 times if necessary in order to free political prisoners.feedback

May 14 2017 - Iran

We will not let Iran become isolated once again we would like to have constructive and effective interaction with the world.feedback

May 13 2017 - Sanctions

I'm ready to, over the next four years, lift the rest of the sanctions against the Iranian nation, like the nuclear sanctions that I lifted over the past four years, with strength.feedback

May 11 2017 - Iran

We want freedom of press, freedom of association and freedom of thought.feedback

May 10 2017 - Iran

The people of Iran will announce in (the May election) that they don't accept those who only knew executions and prison for 38 years.feedback

May 09 2017 - Iran

The entry of armed forces to economic temptations can distance them from their original duty and goal.feedback

May 09 2017 - Iran

Our youth have chosen the path of freedom. You cannot prevent the progress and freedom of our youth.feedback

May 09 2017 - Iran

You ran this country for eight years, and the people saw what you did.feedback

May 08 2017 - Iran

With around 35 percent of its plus population aged 15-29, Iran has one of the world's highest recorded ratios of a group seeking both marriage and employment opportunities.feedback

Apr 29 2017 - Iran

Iranians will prove to the world at the May 19 election that the era of violence, extremism and pressures in our country is over and Iran is pursuing the path of reason.feedback

Apr 15 2017 - Iran

The strengthening of the capability of the Iranian armed forces ... is only for defending the country and we will ask no one's permission to build up the armed forces, and to build missiles and aircraft.feedback

Apr 14 2017 - Islam

Once again, I am here for Iran, for Islam, for freedom and for more stability in this country.feedback

Apr 14 2017 - Iran

From today on preserving the nuclear deal will be one of the most important domestic, political and economic issues for the Iranian nation. The Iranian nation will not stop half way, and will continue down its path. We'll not go back halfway. We'll continue down our path until the end.feedback

Apr 14 2017 - Iran

From now on, protecting the deal is one of the most important economic and political issues. We do not withdraw.feedback

Apr 10 2017 - Syria conflict

Iran believed and continues to do so that terrorists gathered from all across the region and beyond in Syria must be eradicated. However, we also believe that certain reforms are necessary to take place in Syria. We recommend elections, polls and democracy in Syria as everywhere else in the world.feedback

Apr 08 2017 - Chemical weapons

We are asking for an impartial international fact-finding body to be set up... to find out where these chemical weapons came from. I call on the world to reject such policies, which bring only destruction and danger to the region and the globe. U.S. aggression against Shayrat (air base) strengthens regional extremism and terror, and global lawlessness and instability, and must be condemned.feedback

Apr 08 2017 - Chemical weapons

Neutral countries should come and assess to make it clear where the chemical weapons came from.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - Russia

The decisions we have made over the last months and also today show that we are developing our bilateral relations in cultural, economic and scientific areas towards a strategic path.feedback

Mar 27 2017 - Iran

I hope that a new turning-point in the development of our relations will be reached.feedback

Mar 08 2017 - Iran

If Iran's ignorant enemies think about invading Iran they should know that our armed forces are much stronger than 1980 when Iraq attacked.feedback

Mar 07 2017 - Iran

We need to make people more aware of their rights than in the past. When an investigator asks about people's private lives they should stand strong and say 'this is my private area and you don't have a right to ask me about my private life'. We shouldn't interfere in people's private lives and shouldn't search them.feedback

Feb 26 2017 - Islam

Soon it's the (Iranian) New Year, so let the people have some joy. How come crying a lot is halal (allowed under Islam) and if we laugh it's haram (banned). We are a government that says we should use foreign capital. We say if our aircraft fleet is in need of new planes we should buy them. But some say it's honorable to use old equipment. We are steadfast in our principles and we don't compromise on them, but we should talk to the world, engage and cooperate with it.feedback

Feb 10 2017 - Iran

Some inexperienced figures in the region and America are threatening Iran ... They should know that the language of threats has never worked with Iran. They should learn to respect Iran and Iranians ... We will strongly confront any warmongering policies.feedback

Feb 10 2017 - Iran

In the United States, there are some who are newly in power. Who threatens our government and our armed forces has to know that our people is united, vigilant and will resist the enemy until the end.feedback

Feb 10 2017 - Iran

They should learn to respect Iran and Iranians ... We will strongly confront any warmongering policies.feedback

Feb 10 2017 - Iran

We all are followers of our leader Khamenei. Our nation will give a proper answer to all those threats and pressures in the upcoming election.feedback

Feb 07 2017 - Iran

The new U.S. president reads text of the nuclear deal but cannot accept it. He says this is the worst deal in history. This is a win-win agreement. Everyone benefits from it... The nuclear negotiations can be used as an example for other talks to bring stability and security to the region.feedback

Feb 01 2017 - Iran

They (the American government) have cried out for many years that they are against the government of Iran and back the people of Iran. Now they proved that their statements, which they have been making for years to be wrong so clearly, they have been thinking differently behind the scenes and have been uttering different words. Because this person (Trump) is a special character, he has removed the mask of hypocrisy and he is showing what they have in their hearts. Today we live in a world of communications.feedback

Feb 01 2017

He (Trump) is new to politics. He has been in a different world. It's a totally new environment to him.feedback

Feb 01 2017 - Iran

Today is not the time to erect walls between nations. They have forgotten that the Berlin Wall fell years ago.feedback

Jan 28 2017 - United Nations

Today is not a time for building walls between nations. They (the US) have forgotten that the Berlin Wall collapsed years ago.feedback

Jan 28 2017 - Iran

Today is the time for peaceful co-existence, not the time to create distance among nations.feedback

Jan 17 2017 - Iran

I do not see it likely that this is something that will happen in practice when he enters the White House because it's not a bilateral deal and it's not for him to say if he likes it or dislikes it.feedback

Jan 17 2017 - Kuwait

There are many countries. You mentioned Iraq and Kuwait. There are eight to 10 other countries in my mind now whose officials have talked to us about this.feedback

Dec 06 2016

The U.S. is our enemy. They want to put pressure on us as much as they can.feedback

Dec 06 2016

Whatever plans he has, it will be revealed later. He may desire to weaken the nuclear deal. He may desire to rip up the deal. Do you suppose we will allow this? Will our nation allow this?feedback

Dec 06 2016

Some man has been elected in the US. Any plans he might have will be revealed later on. We will continue our own path. He may desire many things. He may desire to weaken the JCPOA (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action); he may desire to rip up the deal. Do you suppose we will allow that? Will our nation allow that?feedback

Dec 06 2016

[Trump] wants to do many things, but none of his actions would affect us ... Do you think the United States can rip up the JCPOA (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal)? Do you think we and our nation will let him do that?feedback

Dec 04 2016 - Sanctions

America's president is obliged to exercise his authority by preventing its approval and particularly its implementation ... and if this gross violation is carried out we will firmly respond.feedback

Dec 04 2016 - Sanctions

We are committed to an acceptable implementation of the deal but in response to non-commitment, violation or hesitation in its implementation, we will act promptly.feedback

Oct 23 2016

I said, what? Should I prefer bad to worse or worse to bad?feedback

Oct 23 2016

America claims it has more than 200 years of democracy, and they have had 50 presidential elections, but there is no morality in that country.feedback

Oct 18 2016

There were these two issues that were being talked about simultaneously on parallel tracks. Perhaps these dialogues can be still conducted simultaneously on parallel tracks while we're conducting those same conversations in order to free the sums of money that are still owed to us.feedback

Sep 23 2016 - US, Russia relations

This course has no foundation, no logic.feedback

Sep 22 2016

Our armed forces don't have a mission to be adventurous. Their only mission is to defend their territorial borders.feedback

Sep 22 2016

They frighten the big banks.feedback

Sep 22 2016 - Iran

As one thing they tell them 'you are free to engage with Iran in banking activity.feedback

Sep 22 2016

If you ground flights, you are aiding the terrorists whether you like it or not because the terrorists ... are well equipped except for an air force.feedback

Sep 22 2016 - Multilateralism

Any failure on the part of the United States in implementing it (the deal) would constitute an international wrongful act and would be objected to by the international community.feedback

Sep 22 2016 - United Nations

The lack of compliance with the deal on the part of the United States in the past several months represents a flawed approach that should be rectified forthwith. Any failure on the part of the United States in implementing it (the deal) would constitute an international wrongful act and would be objected to by the international community.feedback

Sep 22 2016

The lack of compliance with the deal on the part of the United States in the past several months represents a flawed approach that should be rectified forthwith.feedback

Sep 22 2016 - United Nations

If the Saudi government is serious about its vision for development and regional security, it must cease and desist from divisive policies, spread of hate ideology and trampling upon the rights of neighbors.feedback

Sep 21 2016

They must be kept under pressure.feedback

Sep 21 2016

What is of utmost importance is to understand that Syria doesn't have a military solution. And the Syrians' problems must certainly be resolved politically. Only politically.feedback

Sep 21 2016

The rule of the ballot box and the rule of the Syrian people and the will of the Syrian people should be the sole determinant of the future of the country.feedback

Sep 21 2016

If we ground planes it would 100 percent benefit them.feedback

Sep 21 2016

Candidates can bring up any topic that they see best suits their campaigns.feedback

Aug 08 2016

We will never forget the positive role that Russia played in achieving an agreement on our nuclear program and will never forget your personal role in the implementation of this agreement.feedback

Jul 09 2016 - Saudi Arabia

They (Saudi Arabia) neither apologised nor did they pay any indemnities. They have not even sought consultation from other Muslims (for the handling of the haj) in subsequent years. They do not have any new plans for the future either.feedback

Jun 15 2016

We shouldn't stay quiet in the face of this incident … and we will pursue this complaint until it reaches a result.feedback

May 28 2016 - Unemployment

Today, we are happy that others are not taking our share in OPEC. Soon, we will regain our previous oil export quota.feedback

Apr 16 2016 - Sanctions

The most important part is closer ties between banks and credit lines. We decided to improve banking relations. Turkish banks can now establish branches in Iran to help facilitate economic relations between the two countries.feedback

Apr 14 2016

No message which would fuel division in the Islamic community should come out of the conference.feedback

Mar 20 2016

I am sure that with cooperation and effort inside the country, and constructive engagement with the world, our economy can bloom and develop.feedback

Feb 28 2016

The people showed their power once again and gave more credibility and strength to their elected government. he would work with anyone who won election to build a future for the industrialized, oil-exporting country.feedback

Feb 28 2016

The people showed their power once again and gave more credibility and strength to their elected government.feedback

Jan 27 2016

But today, we have this 'win-win' situation.feedback

Jan 26 2016 - Extremism

We are ready to welcome investment, welcome technology and create a new export market.feedback

Jan 26 2016 - Unemployment

If we want to combat extremism in the world, if we want to fight terror, one of the roads before us is providing growth and jobs. Lack of growth creates forces for terrorism. Unemployment creates soldiers for terrorists.feedback

Jan 25 2016 - Libya

We want a safe Afghanistan. We want Iraq and Syria to be safe. We want Lebanon to be stable, Libya to be safe and on all of these issues we can collaborate, engage in dialogue together.feedback

Jan 18 2016

We do not intend to trust countries like the United States simply because of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action(JCPOA). There are some mechanisms that we will use to solve disputes if they violate the agreement.feedback

Jan 17 2016 - Airbus

The legs of Iran's economy are now free of the chains of sanctions, and it's time to build and grow.feedback

Jan 17 2016 - Airbus

Iranian government policies in the post-sanctions era will focus on attracting foreign investment, expanding non-oil exports, and making the best use of financial assets.feedback

Jan 17 2016

Everyone is happy with the agreement. Except the Zionists, warmongers, those who provoke division among Muslims and radicals in the US.feedback

Jan 17 2016

Everybody is happy except the Zionists, the warmongers who are fuelling sectarian war among the Islamic nation, and the hardliners in the U.S. congress.feedback

Jan 17 2016 - Iran

Thank God for this blessing and bow to the greatness of the patient nation of Iran. Congrats on this glorious victory.feedback

Jan 17 2016 - Iran

In (implementing) the deal, all are happy except Zionists, warmongers, sowers of discord among Islamic nations and extremists in the U.S. The rest are happy". the deal has "opened new windows for engagement with the world.feedback

Jan 11 2016 - Sanctions

We are hopeful that the sanctions against Iran would be lifted in the next few days.feedback

Jan 05 2016

You don't play these games if you're serious. Not when you have a crisis, you either defend the mission or you don't.feedback

Dec 27 2015

Terrorism will not be destroyed by bombs.feedback

Nov 02 2015

We have the ability to assert ourselves in the field of diplomacy, and a have logical dialogue facing the international community. We could erase all the cruel resolutions of the UN Security Council against the Iranian people.feedback

Oct 14 2015 - Sanctions

Next week will begin the time of implementation (of the nuclear deal) and the end of the 90-day deadline previously agreed (...) Once the deal is fully implemented, sanctions will be lifted. It should not take more than one or two months until sanctions are removed. Then a new situation will arise for the country.feedback

Sep 29 2015 - Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia should carry out its legal and international obligations towards foreign citizens and pilgrims of the house of God. The incident should be fully investigated to see how it happened and what caused it.feedback

Sep 08 2015

Iran will sit down at any table if it sees that a secure, stable, and democratic future for Syria will be the end result of negotiations. We are ready to talk with all parties, with countries inside and outside the region.feedback

Jul 14 2015

Since my first day, my inauguration day, I have said that the West could reach an agreement with us – from the moment they stopped humiliating us and threatening us, and started respecting us.feedback

Apr 15 2015 - Sanctions

The 5 + 1 countries, the US House of Representatives, the US Senate, the US president, the US government, everybody should know that if an end to sanctions is not mentioned in a (nuclear) deal, there will be no agreement.feedback

Apr 07 2015 - Yemen

We both believe that we want to see an end to the conflict and bloodshed in Yemen. The attacks by other countries in Yemen must stop.feedback

Sep 27 2014 - Sanctions

Any agreement with Iran in which the right is not officially recognised of continuing enrichment on Iranian soil will not be accepted as legitimate by us. The sanctions must completely melt away and be deactivated.feedback

Sep 23 2014 - Nuclear weapons

We have not thought of making weapons of mass destruction and we are not thinking of it.feedback

Sep 01 2014 - Youtube

We cannot close the gates of the world to our young generation. In today's world, if you don't understand the internet and don't use it, you cannot be an expert or even learn to be one.feedback

Nov 10 2013

The rights of the Iranian nation are our red line. National interests are our red line. Among those rights are nuclear rights within the framework of international law, including the right to enrich uranium on Iranian soil.feedback

Oct 15 2013

Iran poses absolutely no threat to the world or the region. In fact, in ideals as well as in actual practice, my country has been a harbinger of just peace and comprehensive security. With the political will of the leadership in the United States and hoping that they will refrain from following the short-sighted interest of warmongering pressure groups, we can arrive at a framework to manage our differences.feedback

Sep 27 2013

Speaking with senior European officials and also hearing US President Obama – they sound different compared to the past and I view this as a positive step in the settlement of the differences between Iran and the West.feedback

Sep 25 2013

Iran seeks constructive engagement with other countries based on mutual respect and common interest, and, within the same framework, does not seek to increase tensions with the United States.feedback

Sep 25 2013

Iran poses absolutely no threat to the world or the region. In fact, in ideas and practice, my country has been a harbour of justice and comprehensive security.feedback

Sep 25 2013

One of the aims of this trip for me and the delegation accompanying me is to use opportunities to introduce the real face of the Iranian nation to the world, as a nation that loves culture and peace.feedback

Sep 24 2013

We are ready for negotiations without delay for creating trust and also eliminate all these ambiguities through full transparency.feedback

Aug 05 2013 - Sanctions

If you seek a suitable answer, speak to Iran through the language of respect, not through the language of sanctions.feedback

Jun 18 2013

The next government aims to make use of experiences of all past governments, and God willing, ease the problems that people are facing.feedback

May 31 2013

The most important thing in economics is to avoid authoritarism and individualism.feedback

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