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Hassan Rouhani

Birthdate: 12. November 1948

Hassan Rouhani is an Iranian politician serving as the current and seventh president of Iran since 3 August 2013. He was also a lawyer, academic, former diplomat and Islamic cleric. He has been a member of Iran's Assembly of Experts since 1999, member of the Expediency Council since 1991, and a member of the Supreme National Security Council since 1989.

Rouhani was deputy speaker of the fourth and fifth terms of the Parliament of Iran and Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council from 1989 to 2005. In the latter capacity, he was the country's top negotiator with the EU three, UK, France, and Germany, on nuclear technology in Iran, and has also served as a Shi'ite ijtihadi cleric, and economic trade negotiator. He has expressed official support for upholding the rights of ethnic and religious minorities. In 2013, he appointed former industries minister Eshaq Jahangiri as his first vice-president.On 7 May 2013, Rouhani registered for the presidential election that was held on 14 June 2013. He said that, if elected, he would prepare a "civil rights charter", restore the economy and improve rocky relations with Western nations. Rouhani is frequently described as a moderate. He was elected as President of Iran on 15 June, defeating Tehran mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf and four other candidates. He took office on 3 August 2013. In 2013, Time magazine named him in its list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. In domestic policy, he encourages personal freedom and free access to information, has improved women's rights by appointing female foreign ministry spokespeople, and has been described as a centrist and reformist who has improved Iran's diplomatic relations with other countries through exchanging conciliatory letters. Rouhani won re-election in the 2017 election with 23,636,652 votes . He became the third Iranian President, after Mohammad Khatami and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to win a presidential victory as an incumbent with an increased electoral mandate. Wikipedia

„All should know that the next government will not budge from defending our inalienable rights… We have passed that period. We are now in a different situation.“

—  Hassan Rouhani

"Iran President-Elect Wants to Ease Strains With U.S., but Sees No Direct Talks" http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/18/world/middleeast/irans-president-elect-says-he-wants-better-us-ties.html The New York Times, (June 17, 2013)

„We completed the [uranium enrichment] program.“

—  Hassan Rouhani

"Behind Iran's 'Moderate' New Leader" http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323566804578549262039104552.html, The Wall Street Journal, (June 16, 2013)

„Syria has constantly been on the front line of fighting Zionism and this resistance must not be weakened.“

—  Hassan Rouhani

"Behind Iran's 'Moderate' New Leader" http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323566804578549262039104552.html, The Wall Street Journal, (June 16, 2013)

„The beautiful cry of 'Death to America' unites our nation.“

—  Hassan Rouhani

Remark made in May, 1995, as quoted in "About That New 'Moderate' Iranian Cabinet . . ." http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887324635904578644333931206380, The Wall Street Journal, (August 7, 2013)

„Saying 'Death to America' is easy. We need to express 'Death to America' with action. Saying it is easy.“

—  Hassan Rouhani

Remark made on May 8, 2013, as quoted in About That New 'Moderate' Iranian Cabinet . . . http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887324635904578644333931206380, The Wall Street Journal, (August 7, 2013)

„After all, in our region there's been a wound for years on the body of the Muslim world under the shadow of the occupation of the holy land of Palestine and the beloved al-Quds“

—  Hassan Rouhani

Jerusalem
Rouhani misquoted in remarks on Israel - state TV http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/08/02/uk-iran-israel-idUKBRE9710GL20130802Iran's, Reuters, (August 2, 2013)

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„A strong government does not mean a government that interferes and intervenes in all affairs. It is not a government that limits the lives of people. This is not a strong government.“

—  Hassan Rouhani

Rouhani urges end to meddling in Iranians' private lives http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23161972, BBC News, (3 July, 2013)

„With this unnecessary crisis resolved, new horizons emerge with a focus on shared challenges.“

—  Hassan Rouhani

Parisa Hafezi, Louis Charbonneau, John Irish & Arshad Mohammed, "Iran deal reached, Obama hails step toward 'more hopeful world'" http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/14/us-iran-nuclear-idUSKCN0PM0CE20150714, Reuters (July 14, 2015)

„[Israel is] the great Zionist Satan.“

—  Hassan Rouhani

Remark made in 2012, as quoted in "The Iranian Election: Have the People Really Won?" http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/irwin-cotler/iran-election_b_3451371.html, The Huffington Post, (June 16, 2013)

„Close Iranian-Syrian ties will be able to confront] enemies in the region, especially the Zionist regime.“

—  Hassan Rouhani

"New Iran president backs Syria's Assad, Hezbollah" http://bigstory.ap.org/article/new-iran-president-backs-syrias-assad-hezbollah, The Big Story, (July 16, 2013)

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