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Hassan Rouhani calls US sanctions 'economic terrorism', warns it will hurt Iran's efforts to fight drugs and terror
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Hassan Rouhani calls US sanctions 'economic terrorism', warns it will hurt Iran's efforts to fight drugs and terror

"America's unjust and illegal sanctions against the honourable nation of Iran have targeted our nation in a clear instance of terrorism," Rouhani said in a televised speech.

Iran president Hassan Rouhani faces criticism over economic crisis, tensions with US; asks citizens to stay united
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Iran president Hassan Rouhani faces criticism over economic crisis, tensions with US; asks citizens to stay united

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani called for citizens to remain united after facing criticism over the economic crisis in the country and tensions with US

Iran Election: All you need to know about the moderate cleric President Hassan Rouhani
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Iran Election: All you need to know about the moderate cleric President Hassan Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani, who won re-election, has spent three decades at the heart of Iran's revolutionary establishment but still faces opposition from hardliners for trying to rebuild ties with the West.

Ex-Iran president Akbar Rafsanjani dead at 82, will be remembered for moderate political views
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Ex-Iran president Akbar Rafsanjani dead at 82, will be remembered for moderate political views

Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a wily political survivor and multimillionaire mogul who remained among the ruling elite despite moderate views, died on Sunday, state TV reported.

Iranian President Ahmadinejad will not be flogged, says spokesman
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Iranian President Ahmadinejad will not be flogged, says spokesman

An Iranian government spokesman has dismissed a media report that claimed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could face 74 lashes for breaking the country's election rules.

Daughter of former Iran President sent to jail
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Daughter of former Iran President sent to jail

The daughter of influential former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was taken to prison late on Saturday to serve a six-month sentence for "spreading anti-state propaganda," Iranian media reported.