Quotes by: Hassan Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani
7th President of Iran
Assumed office
3 August 2013
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri
Preceded by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement
In office
3 August 2013 – 17 September 2016
Preceded by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Succeeded by Nicolás Maduro
Chief Negotiator of Iran for Nuclear Issue
In office
6 October 2003 – 15 August 2005
President Mohammad Khatami
Deputy Hossein Mousavian
Preceded by Position created
Succeeded by Ali Larijani
Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council
In office
14 October 1989 – 15 August 2005
President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Position created
Succeeded by Ali Larijani
Member of the Assembly of Experts
Assumed office
19 February 2007
Constituency Tehran Province
Majority 2,238,166 (53.56%)
In office
18 February 2000 – 18 February 2007
Constituency Semnan Province
First Deputy Speaker of the Parliament
In office
2 June 1992 – 26 May 2000
Preceded by Hossein Hashemian
Succeeded by Behzad Nabavi
Member of the Parliament
In office
28 May 1984 – 27 May 2000
Constituency Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority 729,965 (58.3%; 2nd term)
In office
28 May 1980 – 27 May 1984
Constituency Semnan
Majority 19,017 (62.1%)
Personal details
Born Hassan Fereydoun
(1948-11-12) 12 November 1948 (age 68)
Sorkheh, Semnan Province, Iran
Political party Moderation and Development Party (1999–present)
Other political
Combatant Clergy Association (1988–present; inactive since 2009)[1]
Islamic Republican Party (1979–87)
Spouse(s) Sahebeh Arabi (1968–present)
Children 5
Alma mater Qom Seminary
University of Tehran
Glasgow Caledonian University
Religion Islam
Website Government website
Personal website (Persian)
Military service
Allegiance  Iran
Years of service 1971–72 (conscription)[2]
Unit Sepah Danesh of Nishapur (1971–72)[2]
Commands Commander-in-Chief of Air Defense (1985–91)[3]
Deputy to Second-in-Command of Iran's Joint Chiefs of Staff (1988–89)[3]
Battles/wars Iran–Iraq War
Awards Order of Nasr (1st Class)[4]
Order of Fath (2nd Class)[5][6]

Iran rejects weapons of mass destruction based on its belief system, its religious belief system, as well as well as its ethical standpoint.
Hassan Rouhani
No country by itself and in an isolated manner would ever be able to effectively address the challenges it faces.
Hassan Rouhani
When it comes to nuclear technology, the Iranian people are very sensitive. It is a part of our national pride, and nuclear technology has become indigenous.
Hassan Rouhani
On the nuclear issue, the first point is that the entire world must recognize that Iran does not seek a nuclear weapon, nor shall it seek a nuclear weapon.
Hassan Rouhani
The Iranian people, with regards to the policies of various American administrations in the past 30 years, are very worried. They don't trust them.
Hassan Rouhani
We want the people, in their private lives, to be completely free, and in today's world, having access to information and the right of free dialogue and the right to think freely is the right of all peoples, including the people of Iran.
Hassan Rouhani
I'm committed to fulfilling my promises to my people, including my pledge to engage in constructive interaction with the world.
Hassan Rouhani
International politics is no longer a zero-sum game but a multi-dimensional arena where cooperation and competition often occur simultaneously. Gone is the age of blood feuds. World leaders are expected to lead in turning threats into opportunities.
Hassan Rouhani
As leaders, we need to rise above petty politics and lead, rather than follow, the various interests and pressure groups in our respective countries.
Hassan Rouhani
I think that the president of Iran has the authority wherever which - where - wherever the national interests of the country are involved and, when it is necessary and expedient and required to speak and talk with others in order to promote the rights of its nation, that the president can take that initiative.
Hassan Rouhani
We believe that unilateral sanctions violate international law, in fact. They violate free trade. They violate human growth and development, human development, and that when you actually sanction a bank of a country, the meaning of it is quite clear. You're sanctioning medicine for the people.
Hassan Rouhani
All countries in my part of the world, we want democracy to prevail. I told the people, 'If you want American policies to stop, we need to take action.' We need to make the U.S. understand that its meddling is inappropriate.
Hassan Rouhani
Citizenship rights is about making all Iranians feel they are part of one nation, one identity, under one umbrella they can feel proud of.
Hassan Rouhani
The people, when they say 'Death to America!' - do you know what they are really saying? What they mean to say relates to the aggressive policies of the U.S. and intervention and meddling by the U.S.
Hassan Rouhani
The viewpoint of the government is that the people must have full access to all information worldwide.
Hassan Rouhani
We are determined to provide for the nuclear fuel of such plants inside the country, at the hands of local Iranian scientists. We are going to follow on this path.
Hassan Rouhani
In a world where global politics is no longer a zero-sum game, it is - or should be - counterintuitive to pursue one's interests without considering the interests of others.
Hassan Rouhani
At face value, the U.S. Congress, there is a - they have a long way to go before they fully appreciate and understand Iranian people.
Hassan Rouhani
We are not seeking... and looking for war with any nations. We are seeking peace and stability among all the nations in the region.
Hassan Rouhani
I've said before that I am not a historian and that when it comes to speaking of the dimensions of the Holocaust, it is the historians that should reflect on it.
Hassan Rouhani
A constructive approach to diplomacy doesn't mean relinquishing one's rights. It means engaging with one's counterparts, on the basis of equal footing and mutual respect, to address shared concerns and achieve shared objectives.
Hassan Rouhani
I ran on the platform of moderation and won the election by a large margin. By virtue of the strong mandate that I received from the electorate, I am committed to operating in the framework of moderation, which calls inter alia for a balance between realism and the pursuit of the ideals of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Hassan Rouhani

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