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Iran’s Rouhani names two female vice presidents

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed two female vice presidents on Wednesday, a day after coming under fire from reformists for nominating no women ministers. Massoumeh Ebtekar, known internationally for her role as spokesperson during the 1980 US embassy hostage crisis, was named as vice president in charge of women's affairs, having previously run the environment brief in Rouhani's office. Laya Joneydi was appointed as the vice president for legal affairs, while another woman, ...

Rouhani appoints another perpetrator of 1988 massacre as justice minister

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has appointed Alireza Avai to replace Mostafa Pourmohammadi as justice minister in his new cabinet. While Pourmohammadi was one of the three members of the 1988 massacre “Death Commission” in Tehran, Avai was directly involved in the massacre of political prisoners in Khuzestan Province during the same time period. At a Paris press conference held on September 6, 2016, the Iranian Resistance exposed Avai’s involvement in the 1988 massacre in ...

There would be no Iran without Revolutionary Guard, replies Soleimani to Rouhani

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard attacked Iranian president Hassan Rouhani following his latest criticism of the semi-military power over the economy. Qasem Soleimani, head of the Quds Force, said that no one has the right to weaken nor attack the Revolutionary Guard. According to the news agency Mizan, Soleimani stressed on the importance of the Revolutionary Guard, in a speech on Tuesday addressing fighters of the of Iran-Iraq war in the 80s, and their role in keeping the country from ...

Iranian President Rouhani registers to run in May for second term

Friday, 14 April 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist who engineered the country’s landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, registered on Friday to run for a second four-year term in the May election, state television reported. “Once again, I am here for Iran, for Islam, for freedom and for more stability in this country. I am urging all Iranians to vote for Iran and for Islam,” Rouhani told reporters. He won election by a landslide in 2013 on a platform ...

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