Contents tagged with Rouhani

  • Iran to switch to Russian SWIFT alternative

    Iran’s banking ties to other countries, including Russia, are growing, despite being disconnected from the SWIFT payment system, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday, reports TASS.

    “Fortunately, today Iran’s banking relations with several other countries are growing without the use of the SWIFT system,” the official presidential website cites Rouhani as saying. “There was a time when people in the West thought that banking relations were only SWIFT. But it’s not like that.”

    The …

  • Kremlin unfazed by Iran’s decision to reboot uranium enrichment program

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry says that Iran’s decision to relaunch its research and development activities on uranium enrichment centrifuges does not pose a threat because it is constantly being monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

    “There is no risk of the research being switched to use for undeclared purposes. Iran is fully compliant with the Non-Proliferation Treaty, it adheres to the IAEA’s comprehensive safeguards agreement, and is implementing the Additional Protocol,” …

  • Kremlin: Meeting between Putin, Aliyev and Rouhani postponed

    The meeting on the highest level between the presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran – Vladimir Putin, Ilham Aliyev and Hassan Rouhani – has been postponed, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov announced at a press conference.

    He said that the summit, which was supposed to take place this week, had been delayed “for technical reasons”. The Kremlin spokesperson did not specify a new date for the meeting.

    The summit was scheduled for August 14 in Sochi, Russia. Putin and Aliyev were scheduled …

  • Iran asks Russia for $5 billion 

    The Iranian parliament approved a decision to borrow $5 billion from Russia in a session on Sunday. 

    According to MehrNews, the Iranian lawmakers voted for amendments to the budget law which would include Russian money on the list of state revenue sources for the coming financial year, which will begin on 21 March (the year 1398 according to the Persian calendar). 

    The funds will be allocated to infrastructural projects, including nuclear energy, electrical energy, railway transport, as well …

  • Putin, Rouhani and Erdogan demand US withdrawal from Syria

    The presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey have said in a joint statement that a full US withdrawal from Syria will facilitate stability and security in the country.

    Vladimir Putin, Recep Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani met in Sochi on 14 February to discuss the situation in Syria as a whole, as well as the situation in the Idlib province specifically, which remains the final stronghold for terrorists in the country.

    In a press conference at the end of the meeting, Putin observed that “there are …