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In Syria we have paid high price for the failed talks…but in any case, the price of resistance is lower than the price of surrender.feedback
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NEW Aug 20 2017
Multiple people spoke about Iran in the news. We gather all their quotes on this page, an easy way to see all views about this topic at a glance. To go deeper, all quotes are redirected to the article from which they come. Hassan Rouhani is the person who had the greatest number of quotes. The most recent one of them is: “In recent months, the world has witnessed that the US, in addition to its constant and repetitive breaking of its promises in the JCPOA [the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the official name of the nuclear deal], has ignored several other global agreements and shown its allies that the US is neither a good partner nor a reliable negotiating party. The full implementation of the nuclear deal benefits the EU and the region; therefore, it is necessary that the EU increases its efforts and role in this regard.”.
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Moon Jae-in

No one should be allowed to decide on a military action on the Korean Peninsula without South Korean agreement.feedback

Juan Manuel Santos

The possibility of a military intervention shouldn't even be considered. America is a continent of peace. It is the land of peace.feedback

Kim Ji-woon

The Americans had always been an ally who would prevent, not start, war on the Korean Peninsula, Trump, shut up!feedback

Francesca Unsworth

We deplore what appears to be a targeted attack on BBC Persian staff, former staff, and some contributors. It is appalling that anyone should suffer legal or financial consequences because of their association with the BBC. We call upon the Iranian authorities to reverse this order urgently and allow BBC staff and former staff to enjoy the same financial rights as their fellow citizens.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

It is the U.S. government, especially the current Trump administration, that is ignoring international treaties, showing to the world and its allies that the U.S. is neither a good ally nor a trustworthy negotiating partner.feedback

Zahra Abdullah

He had to defend himself and answer his own questions in court. I am demanding either a just trial or their release. To issue the death penalty for protests isn't right.feedback

Juan Manuel Santos

But since friends have to tell each other the truth, I have told Vice President Pence that the possibility of a military intervention shouldn't even be considered, neither in Colombia nor in Latin America. America is a continent of peace. It is the land of peace. Let us preserve it as such.feedback

Jeff Davis - Navy

This was an interaction, and that's due to the fact that they were approaching at a high-level of speed with weapons manned and disregarding repeat warnings via radio, audible sirens, ships whistle, and only stopped their approach following warning shots being fired.feedback

Mohammad Reza Davarzani

It is certain that Masoud Shojaei and Ehsan Haji Safi will never be invited to join the national football team because they violated the red line. They have a financial contract with a club to be paid and play for that team, but to play with the representative of a loathsome regime… this is not acceptable for Iranian people.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

Unfortunately now our American partners call this ... [treaty] into question. In the Trump administration they continue calling these agreements wrong and erroneous, and it's a pity that such a successful treaty is now somewhat being cast into doubt.feedback

Mohammad Reza Davarzani

Hajsafi and Shojaie have no place in Iran's national football team any more ... they crossed Iran's red line. Playing against the representative of a loathsome regime (Israel) ... is unacceptable for our nation.feedback

Matthew Levitt

When one situation goes wrong it is inevitable that you think about the other.feedback

Alireza Nader - RAND Corporation

If there is true suspicion of Iranian cheating or violating the accord, then the U.S. should increase inspections.feedback

Matthew Levitt

It's a human and emotional response, but also logical. Iran is not a closed economy that is entirely blocked off from the rest of the world, while North Korea largely is.feedback

Ed Walker

President Trump has put himself at a terrible disadvantage by leaving key posts at the State Department unfilled and by not hiring qualified staff fast enough.feedback

Michael O'Hanlon - The Brookings Institution

What lessons will Iran draw if North Korea gets away with not only getting a bomb, but building up continuously with China and Russia tolerating it?feedback

Hossein Naghavi-Hosseini

Agreeing to play in a game against athletes of a regime that has given humanity nothing other than occupation, murder, aggression and betrayal is disrespectful of the rights of thousands of martyrs and those displaced and affected by the occupying Zionist regime.feedback

Masoud Shojaei

They should set a course that women are also allowed to come to stadiums in the future.feedback

Peyman Rahbar

These two are good players. They can be replaced, but that is not an ideal situation.feedback

Hossein Dehghan

The missile test on Sunday was successful … the test was not a violation of a nuclear deal with world powers or any U.N. resolution.feedback

Ali Akbar Velayati

This is not the first time that an inexperienced person [US President Donald Trump] has threatened Iran … the American government will understand that threatening Iran is useless.feedback

André Aciman

I am not caught between two points, , a collection of essays published in 2000.feedback

Richard Nephew

With North Korea, even if you take away $1 billion, I think the North Korean regime still feels pretty good about having $3 billion because they're not trying to make their population happy and satisfied in the same way that even Iran is. The problem with sanctions evasion with North Korea is every single small slip-up, every $5 million transaction, every $50 million transaction, is more meaningful to the North Koreans than maybe $1 billion was to the Iranians. This is why evasion with North Korea is even more dangerous.feedback

Naftali Bennett

Islamic State needs to be stopped, but Tehran is a far more menacing strategic threat.feedback

Ayoob Kara

The freedom of speech is not the freedom of incitement. Democracy has boundaries as well. When it comes down to the question what precedes what, I have no doubt, I prefer citizens and soldiers alive in Israel. And when we see that all these countries have determined as fact that Al Jazeera is a tool of the Islamic State, Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran, and we are the only one who have not determined that then something delusional is happening here.feedback

Jamie McGoldrick - United Nations

All parties to the conflict continue to show a disregard for the protection of civilians and the principle of distinction between civilians and combatants in the conduct of hostilities.feedback

Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh

Unfortunately, what shouldn't have happened has happened. Our national interests have priority over everything.feedback

Majid Hassaninia

Even though I had personally paid all the fees for my participation in the contests and wished to assess my preparedness in the designated weight division, what is of paramount importance to every Iranian athlete is his/her beliefs plus support for the defenseless Palestinian nation.feedback

David Cohen

By demanding that facts be changed to fit his aims, the president could make it harder to address security challenges.feedback

Malcolm Turnbull

None of these people are from the conflict zone. They are basically economic refugees from Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. That is the vast bulk of them. They have been under our supervision for over three years now and we know exactly everything about them.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

The government's aim is to improve Iran's image in the world ..., to safeguard people's rights..., to end poverty..., to protect the religious democracy and our people's votes. The nuclear deal is a sign of Iran's goodwill on the international stage...Iran will never be isolated.feedback

Jila Baniyaghoob

We supported him during the campaign, but now there is no place for us.feedback

Leili Rashidi

They were so many people, so full of energy, we all felt that we will be able to achieve change. I am worried that if people are disappointed there might be a backlash.feedback

Mahmoud Sadeghi

The president referred to 'restrictions' and said that he was unable to use women. But he pointed out that women candidates will be used as directors and vice presidents. He also mentioned that the cabinet may change midway, at which stage, women may be used.feedback

Jila Baniyaghoob

Clearly, Mr. Rouhani does not believe in the capabilities of women. This is so disappointing.feedback

Mahmoud Sadeghi

We gave a list of capable women. Instead again they choose incapable officials, and again women do not get the chance to gain governing experience.feedback

Abbas Araqchi

What Total did and the contract that was signed between this company and Iran sent a message from Europe to the Americans that whatever the conditions, they will continue their economic relations with Iran.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

If North Korea is normalised as a nuclear power, there are other countries like Iran that will notice. We do not seek the collapse of the regime. We do not seek an accelerated reunification of the peninsula. We do not seek an excuse to send our military north of the 38th parallel. We are trying to convey to the North Koreans we are not your enemy, we are not your threat, but you are presenting an unacceptable threat to us, and we have to respond.feedback

Nikki Haley

Our friends and allies in the United Kingdom, France and Germany join us in calling out and condemning Iran's destructive and threatening actions. The world must not allow Iran to act in defiance of the Security Council and its resolutions.feedback

Donald J. Trump

While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed. It represents the will of the American people to see Russia take steps to improve relations with the United States.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

He and I have differences of views on things like JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action], and how we should use it. There are a lot of alternative means with which we use the agreement to advance our policies and the relationship with Iran, and that's what the conversation generally is around with the president as well. The greatest pressure we can put to bear on Iran to change the behavior is a collective pressure.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

The conversation on Iran does not begin and end with the JCPOA.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

He and I have differences of views on things like JCPOA and how we should use it. But, I think, if we're not having those differences, I'm not sure I'm serving him.feedback

Alan Duncan

This will enable us to impose sanctions as appropriate either alone or with partners in the EU and around the world, to take targeted action against countries, organizations and individuals who contravene international law, commit or finance terrorism or threaten international peace and security.feedback

Cliff Kupchan - Eurasia Group

If this nuclear agreement goes south, the Iranians want blame to lie squarely on Washington's front porch.feedback

Mike Pence

The "lifting of sanctions will require Russia to reverse the actions that caused sanctions to be imposed in the first place. Russia's destabilising activities in Ukraine, their support for rogue regimes like Iran and Syria and North Korea ... their posture has to change.feedback

Ali Larijani

Iran has complained to the (Joint) Commission (of the JCPOA) for the breach of the deal by America.feedback

Tom Toles

With such little hands, President Trump has all kinds of room up his sleeves. He has made an entire career of pulling things out of them, and as with a waning fireworks display, the grand finale is still ahead.feedback

Daniel W. Drezner

If the past week has made anything clear, it is that President Trump is a bad strategist. Consider three issues bedeviling his administration: Iran, health care and North Korea.feedback

Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran–unlike the U.S.–has complied in good faith with the letter and spirit of JCPOA. Rhetoric and actions from U.S. show bad faith. Every word of JCPOA carefully negotiated. Iran does not develop missiles that are 'designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons.' Iran is not and will not be developing nuclear weapons; so by definition cannot develop anything designed to be capable of delivering them.feedback

Abbas Araghchi

It is a breach of the deal in articles 26, 28 and 29. A strong answer will be given to the action by the U.S.feedback

Mohammad Javad Zarif

If it was up to me, I would have had them noncompliant 180 days ago.feedback

Bahram Qasemi

The U.S. government should abandon its continued hostile behaviour and policies that show lack of faith towards the (nuclear deal).feedback

Steven Mnuchin

The U.S. government will continue to aggressively counter Iran's ballistic missile-related activity, whether it be a provocative space launch, its development of threatening ballistic missile systems, or likely support to Yemeni Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia such as occurred this past weekend. These sanctions target key entities involved in Iran's ballistic missile program, and underscore the United States' deep concerns with Iran's continued development and testing of ballistic missiles and other provocative behavior.feedback

Heather Nauert

We consider this to be a provocative action, and a provocative action that undermines the security, the prosperity of those in the region and around the world as well. We believe that what happened overnight in the early morning hours here in Washington is inconsistent with the Security Council resolutions. We believe that what happened overnight and into the morning is in violation of the spirit of the nuclear agreement.feedback

Donald J. Trump

They don't comply. I would be surprised if they were in compliance.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

This administration will continue to aggressively target Iran's malign activity, including their ongoing state support of terrorism, ballistic missile program, and human rights abuses.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The president and the administration support sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. We continue to support strong sanctions against those three countries, and we're going to wait and see what that final legislation looks like and make a decision at that point.feedback

Riccardo Muti

The choice of the programme, all Verdi, was the right choice because Verdi is really universal. As the Italian poet Gabriele d'Annunzio wrote when Verdi died: Pianse d'amor per tutti ('He cried out of love for everyone').feedback

Riccardo Muti

This concert was the most adventurous because of the international political situation and also because, with the revolution, music was forbidden.feedback

Riccardo Muti

Two years ago, the Tehran Symphonic Orchestra and the chorus was re-established. After the new election, Mister Rouhani opened the doors. We don't get involved in the politics of the nations that we visit. We are above that. I don't want to criticize why we couldn't use a soprano that sang alone on stage. I like to see the other part, that in the orchestra women and men can sit together. It's a great step forward.feedback

Riccardo Muti

I'm very excited to see other people from different parts of the world with different cultures, a different history, different art. It was my first experience playing in an opera. It was very different from playing a symphony, it was huge, you have to listen to the singers, you have to pay attention to everything. I will always tell everybody that I worked with Maestro Muti.feedback

Riccardo Muti

I am the music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and as everybody knows the relationship between the United States and Iran is not the most beautiful relationship. And a few months ago I was in Israel and we know that between Iran and Israel, the relationship is not good at all. But I didn't care about this, I went to Israel with great love and great admiration for the Israeli people. I went to Tehran with great admiration and love for the Iranian people.feedback

Scott Kripowicz

Space-launch activities which involve multi-stage systems that further the development of technologies for intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) are becoming a more realistic threat. In this region, Iran has successfully orbited small satellites and announced plans to orbit a larger satellite using the Simorgh space-launch vehicle, which could be configured to be an ICBM. Progress in Iran's space programme could shorten the pathway to an ICBM, as space-launch vehicles use similar technologies, with the exception of their payloads.feedback

Donald J. Trump

If that deal doesn't conform to what it's supposed to conform to, it's going to be big, big problems for them. That I can tell you. Believe me. You would have thought they would have said, Thank you United States. We really love you very much.' Instead, they've become emboldened. That won't take place much longer.feedback

AshLee Strong

The House passed the Iran, Russia, North Korea sanctions package in a decisive bipartisan vote of 419-3, and we look forward to the Senate acting on it without delay.feedback

Heather Nauert

We would consider that a violation of UNSCR 2231. We consider that to be continued ballistic missile development. ... We believe that what happened overnight, in the early morning hours here in Washington, is inconsistent with the Security Council resolutions.feedback

Daniel W. Drezner

The United States is getting worse at economic statecraft. China is getting better at it.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We'll talk about the subject in 90 days but I would be surprised if they were in compliance, . It's time for Democrats to stop resisting. That's their term, resist, resist. They have to do finally what's right for the American people, but probably we'll do it ourselves.feedback

Sarah Sanders

He's going to study that legislation and see what the final product looks like. While the president supports tough sanctions on North Korea, Iran and Russia, the White House is reviewing the House legislation and awaits a final legislative package for the president's desk.feedback

Michael Flynn

These are just the latest of a series of incidents in the past six months in which Houthi forces that Iran has trained and armed have struck Emirati and Saudi vessels, and threatened U.S. and allied vessels transiting the Red Sea. In these and other similar activities, Iran continues to threaten U.S. friends and allies in the region.feedback

Ramin Rabii - Turquoise Partners

We have seen a big increase in European corporations coming to Iran, although inflow of foreign portfolio investment is still slow. It's better than it was, but it is still slow.feedback

Ramin Rabii - Turquoise Partners

One of President (Hassan) Rouhani's greatest achievements, has been to lower inflation from 45 percent down to a much more manageable 10 percent.feedback

Zuao Ru Lin

You can say that I was even more visionary than some of our politicians.feedback

Zuao Ru Lin

We grow our own vegetables and eat Chinese food. Just like home.feedback

Asghar Fakhrieh-Kashan

There are also political advantages to Iran, compared to Russia. They are highly interested in working with us.feedback

Zuao Ru Lin

Many countries are close by, even Europe. Iran is at the center of everything. I was a pioneer, and they want to hear my experiences. I am expecting a 50 percent increase in revenue.feedback

Asghar Fakhrieh-Kashan

It is not as if their project is canceled if we don't participate. But if they want to save time and money, they will choose the shortest route.feedback

Bahram Qassemi

America should quickly release Iranian prisoners in the country. The statements of the White House, as usual, are an example of interference in Iran's internal affairs and the demands are unacceptable and rejected.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

While we support the tougher sanctions on North Korea, which the House has already passed, I am concerned that adding them to this bill instead of stand-alone legislation will cause further procedural delays in the Senate. It is essential that the addition of North Korea to this package does not prevent Congress from immediately enacting Russia sanctions legislation and sending it to the president's desk before the August recess.feedback

Kevin McCarthy
Ed Royce

North Korea, Iran and Russia have in different ways all threatened their neighbours and actively sought to undermine American interests. The bill the House will vote on next week will now exclusively focus on these nations and hold them accountable for their dangerous actions.feedback

Abbas Araqchi

We were not satisfied with America's...broken promises and...announced that we're not convinced that America has properly carried out its duties. Iran maintains its right to show any reaction toward these bad promises.feedback

Joe Mornini

We would feel very overwhelmed. Veterans need to feel safe. They need to have space. Some of them have come back from Iran and Iraq and being in large crowds is difficult for them.feedback

Donald J. Trump

My number-one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran.feedback

Mark Toner

It's important to note that Iran made no effort to hide this , hide what it was doing from the [International Atomic Energy Agency].feedback

Mohammad al-Mubarak al-Sabah

The government of the state of Kuwait decided to take actions in accordance with diplomatic norms and in abidance with the Vienna conventions with regards to its relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Our policy toward Iran is to push back on this hegemony … and to work toward support of those elements inside of Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of that government.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

One of the plots of the Americans is to act in such a way that would make Iran say that it is not following its commitments... I think the Americans will fail as we will always respect our international commitments.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

We blocked the border not only in Egypt but in the Golan Heights. We built the wall because there was a problem with ISIS [Islamic State/IS] and Iran trying to build a terror front there. I told [Russian President] Putin, when we see them [Iran/IS] transferring weapons to Hezbollah, we will hurt them. We did it dozens of times. It's not about my interest. I'm talking about Europe's interest.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually it's quite fun to fight them, you know. It's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up there with you. I like brawling. There is only one 'retirement plan' for terrorists.feedback

Mohammad Javad Zarif

We need to be more careful about the signaling, because we've seen that wrong signaling in the past few weeks in our region, particularly after the Riyadh summit, has caused a rather serious backlash in the region – not between U.S. allies and Iran, but among U.S. allies. So I believe it would be important to keep that in consideration, to understand the complexities of the situation.feedback

Fred Kaplan

It is a devastating sign ... that an American president is being outflanked so easily by an Iranian foreign minister. It's a sorrier sign still that the Iranian foreign minister is in the right.feedback

Avigdor Lieberman

We retain exclusive responsibility for the security of Israeli citizens, and therefore our freedom of action is absolute. We will do everything that is needed.feedback

Mark Dubowitz

What that really foreshadows is once the policy review is done, we're going to see a massive increase in pressure -- not just sanctions pressure but using all instruments of American power.feedback

Heather Nauert

The administration is continuing to conduct a full review of U.S. policy toward Iran. During the course of this review, the United States will continue to aggressively counter Iran's malign activities in the region.feedback

Christopher L. Eisgruber

Publicity might be harmful to our student's interests. We hope the appellate authorities will look mercifully on him.feedback

Masih Alinejad

They feel that their reputation is ruined around the world, and they want to get it back. Maryam is a big name, so they jump on her to make a name for themselves. It's a sign of hypocrisy. If you really care about freedom of choice, you have to hear your own women who've been shouting for years inside Iran, not a person who has died.feedback

Haleh Esfandiari

When the conservative press wanted to go after Ebadi, they published a picture of her taken abroad without the hijab.feedback

Haleh Esfandiari

In this case, she is dead. Because she's no longer around, whether they print a picture with or without a hijab doesn't make a difference for people. It's not relevant as a policy issue.feedback

Haleh Esfandiari

I think the newspapers that [covered up Mirzakhani in 2014] thought they were protecting her and protecting themselves. They were probably worried that the newspaper would be confiscated and banned. In some cases it's a kind of self-censorship by the newspapers, because they don't want to give an excuse for the censors to come.feedback

Masih Alinejad

Why didn't they publish her unveiled picture when she was alive? Now, when she's gone, they're trying to own her, in a fake and disgusting way. They want to publish this to show the world, See, we broke the taboo!'–to use this opportunity to show that they're moderate.feedback

Nader Hashemi

There has been an ongoing public feud between both figures, but ultimately power lies with the supreme leader. If I had to bet, my bet would be for Rouhani to reluctantly submit to the limits established by the supreme leader. All second-term Iranian presidents had to do this.feedback

Nader Hashemi

Using the institutions of the state that they control – primarily the judiciary – they are sending a message to Rouhani and his supporters that they are in control of the political system. And that they will oppose his attempts to engage with the Western world and promote more freedoms at home.feedback

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Elements of the Iranian judiciary and hard-line establishment have been looking at taking down Fereydoun for quite some time.feedback

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Wang's sentencing by the Iranian judiciary is yet another indicator that the hardest of Iran's hard-liners are the ones who set the direction for Iranian domestic and foreign policy.feedback

Mohammad Javad Zarif

It is not clear what the administration is trying to do. They have been talking about 'scrapping the deal'. Then they came to realize that would not be globally welcome. So now they are trying to make it impossible for Iran to benefit.feedback

Mohammad Baqeri

American officials should speak a little more wisely, thoughtfully and maturely about other countries, particularly a powerful country like Iran which has stood against all plots with strength and pride.feedback

Mohammad Baqeri

Counting the Revolutionary Guards the same as terrorist groups and applying similar sanctions to the Revolutionary Guards is a big risk for America and its bases and forces deployed in the region.feedback

Stephen Kotkin

Xiyue Wang is a remarkable, linguistically gifted graduate student. He is innocent of all the charges.feedback

Stephen Kotkin

We saw nothing out of the ordinary on anything that he undertook or did. He's a graduate student in good standing.feedback

Stephen Kotkin

He is unbelievably committed to the life of the mind. You have to hand it to this guy, this kind of ambition.feedback

Sean Spicer

There is a shared interest that we have with Israel making sure that Iran does not gain any foothold military, base-wise in southern Syria. We are going to continue those talks [with Netanyahu].feedback

Sean Spicer

The secretary of state [Rex Tillerson] will have an announcement very shortly on that deal. I think you all know that the president has made very clear that he thought this was a bad deal, a bad deal for theUnited States.feedback

Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejehi

It was verified and determined that he was gathering (information) and was involved in infiltration.feedback

Cliff Kupchan - Eurasia Group

Rouhani and the reformists won a landslide victory in the May presidential elections, yet this detention makes clear the conservatives are still strong and can lash out.feedback

Mohammad Javad Zarif

We certainly hope not ... We don't have to fight; we don't need to fight. We don't need to try to exclude each other from the scene in the Middle East. We certainly hope that if we don't agree with each other about the situation in Yemen or about the situation in Syria we can still work with each other in order to bring those situations to an end. Iran is a serious partner for all these countries in fighting a common enemy because we believe at the end of the day ... these extremist forces are as much a threat against us, but even more a threat against them.feedback

Mohammad Javad Zarif

We need them to make sure that another Saddam Hussein around the corner will not come and hit us again. We will continue to produce enriched uranium, for fuel purposes.feedback

Bruce Carruthers

This kind of situation makes me wake up in a cold sweat. It is a deeply worrisome event, and I hope to God that it is not a trend or harbinger of things to come.feedback

Elaine Ayers

Xiyue Wang is an unbelievable scholar, father and classmate. Beyond concern for his safety and well-being.feedback

Anna Lind-Guzik

This is nuts! Xiyue Wang is a friend. We did all our coursework together. He's a kind family man, great scholar & furthest thing from a spy.feedback

Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei

This person, who was gathering information and was directly guided by America, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but the sentence can be appealed. It was verified and determined that he was gathering (information) and was involved in infiltration.feedback

Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Maryam is gone far too soon, but her impact will live on for the thousands of women she inspired to pursue math and science. Maryam was a brilliant mathematical theorist, and also a humble person who accepted honours only with the hope that it might encourage others to follow her path. Her contributions as both a scholar and a role model are significant and enduring, and she will be dearly missed here at Stanford and around the world.feedback

Maryam Mirzakhani

I never thought I would pursue mathematics until my last year in high school… My older brother was the person who got me interested in science in general. He used to tell me what he learned in school. My first memory of mathematics is probably the time that he told me about the problem of adding numbers from 1 to 100. I think he had read in a popular science journal how Gauss solved this problem. The solution was quite fascinating for me. That was the first time I enjoyed a beautiful solution, though I couldn't find it myself.feedback

André Azoulay

In Morocco, we prefer to live in a good state. We don't want to live like in Iran, Iraq or Afghanistan.feedback

Christiane Rousseau

It's an extraordinary moment. Marie-Curie had Nobel prizes in physics and chemistry at the beginning of the 20th century, but in mathematics this is the first time we have a woman winning the most prestigious prize. This is a celebration for women.feedback

Bahram Qassemi

(Trump) ought to seek the reason for subversion and rebellion in his own arbitrary and conflicting policies and actions, as well as those of his arrogant, aggressive and occupying allies in the region.feedback

Kevin McCarthy

I do believe that there's a bill that moved out of here, that there's an addition that should be added and that is North Korea. That came out of here 419-1. I believe Iran, the work Russia has done and what North Korea has done, it would be a very strong statement for all of America to get that sanction bill completed and done and to the president's desk.feedback

Clemente Cappello

Our hope is that ... deals such as the one Total signed will set a precedent that doing business with Iran is okay and encourage the global business community to re-engage the country.feedback

Boris Johnson

If the agreement collapses, Iran — not the United States or Britain — would regain the most freedom of action.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Today we face new threats from rogue regimes like North Korea, Iran and Syria and the governments that finance and support them. We also face grave threats from terrorist organisations. We renew our resolve to stand united against these enemies of humanity and to strip them of their territory, their funding, their networks and ideological support. Something could happen with respect to the Paris accords lets see what happens, but we will talk about that over the coming period of time and if it happens that will be wonderful and if it doesn't that'll be OK too.feedback

Joe Sestak

Every team has now gotten through, whether it's Iran, Libya, and even after the reinstitution of the executive order on travel, we still got Yemen and Syrian refugees through.feedback

Paul Ryan

There are some policy issues with respect to making sure that we don't actually inadvertently help Russian oligarchs and oil firms. But aside from those issues, we want to get this done.feedback

Stephanie Malin

In order to demonstrate that they are admissible, the applicant must overcome ALL grounds of inadmissibility including health-related grounds, criminality, security reasons, public charge, labor certification, illegal entrants and immigration violations, documentation requirements, and miscellaneous grounds.feedback

Stephanie Malin

This individual was deemed inadmissible to the U.S. based on information discovered during the CBP inspection. As is customary with individuals denied entry to the U.S., they will depart on the next scheduled flight.feedback

Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah

Emirates (UAE) rejected it because today the biggest trade between Iran is (with the) Emirates – about 30-40 billion dirham a year ($8-10 billion). Don't believe that they (UAE) are focusing on Iran. If they are focusing on Iran they must cut full diplomatic relations with Iran, stop business with Iran. If you see the trade comparison, Qatar and Iran is nothing.feedback

Amir-Hossein Zamaninia

With the contracts signed last week, with the Chinese company and Total and the Iranian company, that is also a very good indication that the assessment by international oil companies is that the return of sanctions is very unlikely, if not impossible.feedback

Patrick Pouyanne - Total

Of course, I won't go to the same field in Iran without telling Qatar. The Iranian block where we are supposed to produce is next to the border with Qatar. When I travelled to Doha I discussed it with the (Qatari) authorities and they told us: 'It is ok – we know you.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

The world did not imagine that Iraqis could eliminate Daesh. This is all a result of the sacrifices of the heroic fighters who impressed the world with their courage.feedback

Hussein Al-Marri

I have returned from Saudi Arabia. I myself saw more than 100 dead camels on the road as well as hundreds of lost camels and sheep.feedback

Bahram Qasemi

The [ceasefire] agreement can be fruitful if it is expanded to all of Syria and includes all the area that we discussed in Astana talks for de-escalating the tension. Iran is seeking Syria's sovereignty and security so a ceasefire cannot be limited to a certain location...no agreement would be successful without taking the realities on the ground into account.feedback

Ghazi Hamad - Hamas

What is happening now among Arab countries is that someone is trying to change the political dynamic in the region, and this instability is not good for us and other countries although it benefits Israel. There are countries that want Gaza to be part of the regional equation, others that want to shut gates or punish Hamas. We understand the contradictions. If you have good relations with Qatar, Egypt will be angry. If you have good relations with Iran, Saudi will be angry.feedback

Chagai Tzuriel

The question and concern is of course if it will be exploited by the Syrian regime, Hezbollah and Iran to create new facts on the ground.feedback

Riccardo Muti

I am happy that, in the name of music, which has no borders and no barriers, these two peoples (Italian and Iranian) are uniting and are expressing themselves together.feedback

Jon Wellinghoff - SolarCity

We never anticipated that our critical infrastructure control systems would be facing advanced levels of malware.feedback

Edward Oakden

It's obviously incumbent on the Russians to bring pressure to bear on both the (Syrian) regime and the Iranians, and on the regime's Hezbollah allies, to respect the spirit and the letter of this cease-fire and to contribute actively to the establishment of a de-escalation zone, rather than, as it appears, seeking to undermine it.feedback

Chagai Tzuriel

These are threats which should concern all parties who are interested in stabilizing Syria and the region, including the United States and Russia.feedback

Atheel al-Nujaifi

We are back to where we were before Mosul fell, (because) there is an idea among the hardline Shi'ite leadership to keep the liberated areas as loose areas, with no (local) political leadership, or security organizations, so they can control them.feedback

Ali Akbar Velayati

Today the highway of resistance starts in Tehran and reaches Mosul, Damascus and Beirut.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The defense of the West ultimately rests not only on means but also on the will of its people to prevail. The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. The transatlantic bond between the United States and Europe is as strong as ever, and maybe in many ways, even stronger. We urge Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for hostile regimes – including Syria and Iran – and to instead join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We urge Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for hostile regimes including Syria and Iran, and to join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We urge Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for hostile regimes – including Syria and Iran – and to instead join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself. Today, the West is also confronted by the powers that seek to test our will, undermine our confidence, and challenge our interests. To meet new forms of aggression, including propaganda, financial crimes, and cyberwarfare, we must adapt our alliance to compete effectively in new ways and on all new battlefields.feedback

Alexander Lavrentyev

During these consultations, the Turkish side said it needed more time in order ... to make an appropriate decision.feedback

Thomas Wilson - Brinker Capital

While entities from across the Gulf and Iran have been guilty of advancing extremism, those in Saudi Arabia are undoubtedly at the top of the list. Research indicates that some Saudi individuals and foundations have been apparently heavily involved in exporting an illiberal, bigoted Wahhabi ideology. The key now is to get ahead of the issue and find out the full extent of what has been going on. A public inquiry would go some way to informing the debate.feedback

Theodore Kattouf

Asking him to close a base where Turkish troops are stationed, downgrade relations with Iran and close Al-Jazeera, the flagship satellite channel in the Middle East, would be humiliating. So there's no way out of this immediately. They're like kids in a tough neighborhood who have too much lunch change in their pocket.feedback

Ray Takeyh - Council on Foreign Relations

The one thing certain about Iran’s future? Another protest movement is coming.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I don't have to tell you. I don't want to be one of these guys that say, Yes, here's what we're going to do.' I don't have to do that. I don't have to tell you what I'm going to do in North Korea. I don't have to tell you what I'm going to do in North Korea. And I don't have to tell you what I'm going to do with Iran. You know why? Because they shouldn't know. And eventually, you guys are going to get tired of asking that question.feedback

Saad al-Kaabi - Qatar Petroleum

We have decided that the best option would be to double the size of the project to 4 billion cubic feet of gas per day… This project will strengthen our position as the world's largest LNG producer and exporter. Qatar Petroleum will continue working…If some companies decide they don't want to work with QP that's their choice. We will find other foreign companies to work with.feedback

Saad al-Kaabi - Qatar Petroleum

We know what they [the Iranians] are doing and they know what we are doing.feedback

Chase Untermeyer

Why should Qatar cut ties with Iran when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and others among the blockading countries have their own ties with Iran? I can't overemphasize the importance of Al Jazeera. All of those other issues on the list are, I would think, secondary or tertiary compared to Al Jazeera. That is the one thing that most aggravates and has always aggravated the Saudis and the Egyptians and various other nations.feedback

Patrick Pouyanne - Total

This is a major agreement for Total, which officially marks our return to Iran to open a new page in the history of our partnership with the country. Total will develop the project in strict compliance with applicable national and international laws.feedback

Oliver Sanderson

It is also to do with Iran now set to increase production on the South Pars field, which means they can up production from their side of the field (North Field) without destabilizing the geology of the field.feedback

Hossein Sheikholeslam

Our interests are best served if there is no war, conflict or any further tensions in our region. We try to act rationally, because the opponents in the region are young and unripe and irrational in their approach with Qatar.feedback

Hamidreza Taraghi

It's like Kuwait, when Saddam Hussein invaded it in 1990 – our enemy makes a move and weakens himself.feedback

Hamidreza Taraghi

Instead of making an Arab NATO, they are only making more enemies. In the end, only America is benefiting, selling all those weapons to those countries.feedback

Bijan Namdar Zanganeh

By signing this contract, a lot of the doubts with some foreign companies to invest and work in Iran will be resolved, and in fact, this will be the beginning of a return for those who want to invest in Iran, not only in Oil industry, but also in other fields not related to oil.feedback

Patrick Pouyanne - Total

Since the signature of the JCPOA ( Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) all European companies are allowed to work in Iran so we are committed to Iran and I hope that the international diplomacy will maintain our capacity to be here.feedback

Joe Sestak

I was deeply saddened about the Afghan team not getting visas, for as I told so many of you during our phone calls, I was going to be so proud when I watched these young, brave Muslim girls lead the 164 nations' teams into Constitution Hall, the Hall of 'We the People' here in America.feedback

Ali Reza Soltani

The oil deal, in practice, has defused all the moves by international and regional opponents and rivals of Iran. It has a clear-cut message: The leveraging of sanctions against Iran has lost its credibility and effectiveness.feedback

Bijan Namdar Zanganeh

We do not consider any obstacle for the participation of American companies. The main obstacle is being created by the U.S. government.feedback

Patrick Pouyanne - Total

What the Middle East can offer us is having giant resources at a low cost. You can have a profitable business.feedback

Homayoun Falakshahi

This is the one that everyone has been waiting for. This deal very much sets the example.feedback

Patrick Pouyanne - Total

If one party is going out of the treaty, then we will not be able to invest.feedback

Richard Nephew

It is a fairly reasonable risk to take, given what they have been seeing and what they have been hearing.feedback

Richard Ratcliffe

We don't know how long this will last. We've had Iran's elections and UK elections and there's no obvious sign of anything moving, the whole court case is finished, there is basic powerlessness that there's nothing we can do.feedback

Richard Ratcliffe

Now that we've exhausted possibilities in Iran, it's time to put the focus back on pushing the British government to do more. I don't think the [UK] government has been protecting us; they have provided consular assistance and they have expressed concerns, and the ambassador has been to visit Gabriella to check she is OK, but in terms of criticising her treatment and saying it's abuse, they've never said that this does not meet the minimum legal standards, that it's not a fair trial. That this is a nonsense. She's obviously not important enough yet.feedback

Richard Ratcliffe

It just looks terrible ... allowing those voices that want to do terrible things to Iran to point and say, look what these people are doing', I think the human cost of it is not small.feedback

Richard Ratcliffe

Iran can't play these games, it doesn't recognise dual citizenship on one hand and on the other hand, they've been holding her until she gets some sort of agreement with the British government. It seems to be that there are different motives at different times but broadly, Nazanin was part of a wave of people that were taken for what feels to me internal politics between different parts of the Iranian regime fighting with each other.feedback

Richard Ratcliffe

There clearly is a phenomenon, it's got a domestic policy aspect, it's got a foreign policy aspect and it's something that we've been pushing the UN special rapporteur to try and take up – you cannot hold people like this as a tool of foreign policy.feedback

Richard Ratcliffe

She was taken by the Revolutionary Guards, and the judiciary – it's a different part of the regime – [but Rouhani] can make it very clear that this has to stop; it's not good for Iran. Normal Iranians are being held like this. It's affecting Iran's image globally.feedback

Nikki Haley

When the council passes more than 70 resolutions against Israel, a country with a strong human rights record, and just seven resolutions against Iran, a country with an abysmal human rights record, you know something is seriously wrong.feedback

Nikki Haley

Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people.feedback

Bruce Klingner

This is a significant step but really a first step in what should be a much more extensive program against the Chinese entities that are violating U.S. law. For whatever reason, the U.S. has not taken action against China the way we had against other nations for their involvement with Iran.feedback

Nikki Haley

The secretary-general's report makes clear that Iran is in violation of the Security Council resolution 2231 and so the question becomes 'what is the Security Council going to do about it?'.feedback

Ahmad Shuja - Human Rights Watch

The fighters have little or no knowledge of the political-security context into which they are marching. They do not speak Arabic, most of them have never been beyond Afghanistan or Iran, many are barely literate, most are devout Shiites.feedback

Nikki Haley

The Security Council has failed to even take minimal steps to respond to these violations. We must ... show Iran that we will not tolerate their egregious flaunting of U.N. resolutions.