Hassan Rouhani

Iran Ramps Up Oil Production to Pre-Sanctions Levels

Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Amir Hossein Zamaninia said Friday that Iran is beginning to ramp up oil production, and within two months it will reach levels comparable to its production before U.S. sanctions the Trump administration imposed in 2018.

A picture taken on March 12, 2017, shows an oil facility in the Khark Island, on the shore of the Gulf. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran: ‘Western Hegemony’ Is over as U.S. No Longer ‘Controls World’

The U.S. government no longer “controls what’s happening in the world,” the Iranian foreign minister said on Thursday, hours after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predicted the next administration in Washington would “surrender” to the Islamic Republic and revert to the nuclear deal.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) and Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign secretary, at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce on July 4, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. Rouhani is on a one-day visit to Austria, during which he is meeting with President van der Bellen and Chancellor Kurz and will attend an …

Rouhani [Again] Warns Next U.S. President: Prepare to Surrender to Iran

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday professed to be entirely disinterested as to the identity of the next president of the United States. Instead he reissued his warning that whoever occupies the Oval Office must get ready to surrender to the might, power and majesty of the Islamic Republic he leads.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani answers a question during press conference in New York on September 26, 2014. Rouhani said Friday that talks with international powers on Tehran's nuclear program must move forward more quickly, saying limited progress had been made in recent days.

Iran: Joe Biden ‘More Promising’ for Us than Donald Trump

Iranian officials and analysts agreed this week that former Vice President Joe Biden would be a better U.S. president for Iran’s interests, although they hastened to add that Iran is fully independent of American influence and would remain invulnerable to pressure from President Donald Trump if he wins re-election.

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 15: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a panel talk at the 2020 Munich Security Conference (MSC) on February 15, 2020 in Munich, Germany. The annual conference brings together global political, security and business leaders to discuss pressing issues, which this year include climate …