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Rouhani turned down meeting with Trump

SHAFAQNA-Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Sunday that President Hassan Rouhani rebuffed a request from the White House to meet U.S. President Donald Trump while in New York for the 72nd UN General Assembly in September. “Such…

International probe must be launched in reported Syria gas attack

SHAFAQNA - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for the formation of an “impartial” international fact-finding committee to look into a purported chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib Province that left dozens of people dead. “An…

Italy covers up naked statues and bans wine for visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

SHAFAQNA- Italian authorities covered up naked statues exhibited at a world-famous museum in Rome for an official visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Rouhani toured the Musei Capitolini (Capitoline Museums) – which hosts a huge…

Saudis’ Execution of A Religious Leader Unacceptable

SHAFAQNA- Speaking at a press conference on Sunday on the recent implementation of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, the president referred to the execution of prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr by the Saudi regime…

Iran President: Some pursue discord among Muslims; Buhari: I will punish culprits of the incident

 SHAAFQNA- Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called for the establishment of a fact-finding committee in Nigeria to investigate the recent military crackdown on Shia Muslim community in the African country. “Under the present circumstances,…