Hassan Rouhani

Essential to Counter to Iran's Regional Misconduct

Lord Maginnis | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

As we approach the first anniversary of the Iranian nuclear deal, tens of thousands of activists and Iranian dissidents are set to rally this Saturday in Paris, calling for Tehran's nefarious conduct at home and in the region to be tackled. One of the primary messages at this rally will be to condemn Iran's role in the massacre of the Syrian people and to demand an end to its assistance to the Assad government.

What Italy's Prime Minister Should Have Learned From Last Week's Austria-Iran Dispute

David Amess | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Politics
David Amess

As President Fischer noted, and as Prime Minister Renzi will no doubt agree, a democratic country cannot permit any curtailment of human rights. That principle ought to apply to the Iranian people as well as to Europeans, and it ought to never be subject to compromise, even when there is economic incentive to ignore repression and violence.

IRAN: The Fault-Lines Deepen

Struan Stevenson | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

As Hassan Rouhani, the smiling, so-called moderate President of Iran, travelled around Europe last week signing lucrative commercial deals with busine...

Nudes and Niqabs: Drawing the Line

Robin Lustig | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK
Robin Lustig

Let's be clear: wearing a niqab is not regarded as a religious requirement by the vast majority of Muslims. Even in President Rouhani's Iran, women do not cover their faces. It is a cultural tradition with its origins in the Arabian peninsula, exported by preachers who follow the teachings of wahhabism.

Whatever Happens, Don't Let Iran's President See Marble Naughty Parts

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

The visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Rome on Monday left museum officials scrambling to cover any artworks that revealed the human physica...

Europe Should Speak Out About Iran's Appalling Rights Record

Ryszard Czarnecki | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Politics
Ryszard Czarnecki

As elected lawmakers we have to defend our European values and we insist that any expansion of relationship with Iran must be conditioned to end of executions and a clear progress on human rights and situation of women.

Fox News Was So Excited About #IranDeal It Got The Wrong Country

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

Iran has signed a momentous nuclear deal with world powers, prompting an outpouring of joy from supporters, while Israel's prime minister called it "a...

'War By The Weekend' Parliament Expected To Be Recalled Over Airstrikes

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK

Britain could be at war by the weekend, with Parliament expected to be recalled on Friday to approve UK air strikes against the Islamic State. The ...

The Last Time A British PM Did This David Cameron Was 12

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

David Cameron and Iran's president will meet for the fist time in decades in New York later, as Britain bids to gain support from the hostile nation t...

Iranian Pharrell Williams Fans Sentenced To Prison & Lashes For 'Happy' Tribute Video

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK

A group of young Iranians who were arrested for creating a tribute to Pharrell Williams’ Happy video have been sentenced. The three men and (unv...

Is This The Israeli Drone 'Downed' Over Iran?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK

Iran's state TV has broadcast footage of what it claims is an Israeli drone shot down over the weekend near an Iranian nuclear site. Arabic-languag...

Louise Ridley

Iranian President's Tweet Has Made History

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has made history by tweeting this image of an award-winning Iranian-born mathematician with her hair "uncovered" with...

Iran's Russia Quandary

Daniel Brett | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Brett

Depending on the domestic support Rouhani can build, Iran may be inclined towards a more critical stance on Putin's territorial expansionism for the sake of rebuilding relations with the EU states and preventing Ukraine's break-up from setting a precedent for Iran's own ethnic problems.

Chicken or Egg - Human Rights or Nuclear Controls?

Lord Maginnis | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

Ignoring the devious humbug from Vienna, perhaps Paris on June 27 might just be the right place from which to set the principles necessary to re-start with a new, humane and more realistic policy on Iran.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Comes Out In Support Of Pharrell. Sort Of

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Politics

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has seemingly waded into the debate surrounding the arrest of a group of Iranians for recreating a tribute to Pharrel...

Iranian Student Sentenced To Seven Years In Jail By The 'Judge Of Death'

The Huffington Post UK | Amelia Amin | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

An Iranian student and political activist, Maryam Shafipour, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by the "judge of death" for crimes against...

UK Parliamentary Delegation Urges Caution and Realism on Iran

Lord Maginnis | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

Several days ago a man with a neatly trimmed beard wearing a white turban, and professorial-looking rimless glasses featured prominently in Davos. Was it really Hassan Rouhani? Of course Rouhani is Iran's current Ayatollah-sanctioned President and should have every good reason to be at such a prestigious forum; however the man addressing Davos appeared only to share the real Rouhani's appearance.

Iran's Rouhani Tells West To Take A History Lesson

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has hit out at his Western critics "under the influence of propaganda", asking them to take a history lesson to see wh...

Iran and the West: From Nuclear Nightmares to Facebook Friends?

Ben Acheson | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Nuclear apocalypse has been avoided. Iran has agreed to curb its nuclear activity. That's what they tell us anyway. Let's not get ahead of ourselves; even if Iran's cooperation is genuine, world leaders and their Iranian counterparts are not about to hold hands, hug it out or start tweeting funny cat memes to each other.

A European Parliament Visit to Iran Without Preconditions on Human Rights

Abbas Rezai | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics
Abbas Rezai

The European Parliament's Delegation for relations with Iran is set to travel to Tehran this week. If it goes ahead as planned, this will be the first official visit by the parliament to Iran in 6 years. The parliament's governing body last month authorized a 10-member delegation to travel to Iran from 12-17 December.

Best Objection To Iran Deal? 'God Wouldn't Like It'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

In the early hours of Sunday morning, the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia reached an historic deal with Iran to limit the co...

Appeasing the Ayatollahs of Iran With a Dodgy Nuclear Deal Will Not Work

Nehad Ismail | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

At this critical stage, the World needs clear answers to the following: Does the world trust Iran to honour its obligations? Have the Iranian negotiators accepted "unannounced rigorous inspections of every site and every facility without exceptions? And without any "ifs" and "buts"?

Iran Deal - Syria Sacrificed?

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

If the Iran nuclear deal, finalised in Geneva in the small hours of Sunday morning, sticks, the tectonic plates in the Middle East will have shifted. And whether you welcome that or fear it depends entirely on where you're sitting.

'Legitimate Concerns' About Iran Nuclear Deal, Hague Admts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

Concerns over the nuclear deal with Iran are "legitimate", Foreign Secretary William Hague has acknowledged, but said the deal should "give us faith i...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Will Dave Get Blood On His Hands?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 15 November 2013... 1) WILL DAVE GET BLOOD ON HIS HANDS? The Times reports: "David Cameron is sche...