Middle East

'Absurd and hateful': Iran's Rouhani hits back at Trump

Warning 'rogue newcomers to the world of politics', Iran's leader slams potential US withdrawal from 2015 nuclear deal.

Middle East

UN nuclear watchdog defends Iran agreement

President Donald Trump has called the 2015 agreement between Iran and six major powers 'the worst deal ever negotiated'.

UN nuclear watchdog defends Iran agreement

Middle East

Rouhani: Saudi Arabia 'should stop backing terrorists'

Kingdom's policies in Yemen and Syria described as main hurdles to improving ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Rouhani: Saudis 'should stop backing terrorists'

Iran

Iran: Top priority to protect nuclear deal from US

President Rouhani changes tune after earlier indicating he's ready to walk away if the US keeps applying sanctions.

Iran: Top priority to protect nuclear deal from US

Iran

Iran: President Rouhani threatens to scrap nuclear deal

Iranian leader describes his US counterpart Donald Trump as 'not a good partner' after US imposed new sanctions.

Iran could quit nuclear deal if new sanctions imposed

Middle East

Iran's Rouhani backs talks as he begins new term

Rouhani vows 'unified' response to any breaches of the 2015 nuclear deal in the face of new sanctions imposed by US.

At inauguration Hassan Rouhani urges more talks

Middle East

Rouhani: 'Iran will never accept isolation'

President says nuclear deal is a sign of Tehran's goodwill as he is sworn in a day after US imposed fresh sanctions.

Middle East

Iran detains Rouhani's brother on financial charges

Hossein Fereydoun is accused of receiving zero-interest loans and influencing the appointment of a bank director.

Iran detains Rouhani's brother on financial charges

UpFront

What is Iran's endgame in Syria?

We ask close ally of newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani and prominent former Iranian diplomat, Hossein Mousavian.

Middle East

Iran's Rouhani denounces US' Middle East ignorance

Iran's president fires back at Trump's funding 'terrorists' accusation, saying Americans don't know the region.

Iran's Rouhani denounces US' Middle East ignorance

Iran 2017 Elections

Rouhani: Iran ready to promote relations with the world

Elected for a second term, Iran's president says people chose 'interaction with the world' over violence and extremism.

Rouhani: Iran ready to promote relations with the world

Opinion

Taming a theocracy: Lessons from Iran's election

If Rouhani fails to include the poor and the disfranchised in Iran's expanding economy, nativists can have a rebirth.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Middle East

Iran election: Vote count under way after high turnout

Voting extended for five hours in key election as President Hassan Rouhani faces challenge by Ebrahim Raisi.

Iranians vote in presidential election

Middle East

Iran supreme leader calls election rhetoric 'unworthy'

Supreme leader denounces heated rhetoric and calls for high voter turnout as candidates hold last rallies ahead of poll.

UpFront

Human rights in Iran

We debate press freedoms and the number of executions in the country.