Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicHassan Rouhani

Topic: Hassan Rouhani

Iran begins voting to elect new President: The 4 men in the race and why they matter

Ebrahim Raisi, Abdolnaser Hemmati, Mohsen Rezaei & Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi are in the race to replace reformist President Hassan Rouhani, whose second term is coming to an end.

Iran’s Rouhani says world powers accept sanctions should end; crude oil prices drop

Hassan Rouhani said the 'main agreement has been made' in Vienna, where Iran & the US have engaged in indirect talks to restore 2015 nuclear deal.

Rouhani says 25 million Iranians infected with Covid and millions more could fall sick

In a televised meeting, President Rouhani cited an unpublished health ministry report which suggests that most of Iran's 81 million people could get Covid-19 at some point.

Iran’s president Rouhani faces possible hard-liner impeachment

Hassan Rouhani has been reduced to pleading with the hard-liners to show 'brotherhood', but his govt's poor handling of the Covid crisis has fed their vociferous complaints.

Why coronavirus is not a reason to lift sanctions on Iran

The US has already tried to make it easier for Iran to purchase or trade for medicine and hospital equipment since the pandemic started.

Iran’s bid to integrate with global economy coming to an end

Iran threatened to withdraw from its last commitments to the 2015 deal that limited its nuclear program in exchange for lifting of international sanctions.

Iran makes several arrests over Ukrainian jet disaster, Rouhani vows thorough probe

Iran is under intense international pressure to provide full accountability over the circumstances that led to the downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet.

A middle-east crisis as a set of royals bow out

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Proxies in Syria, Iraq, Yemen to missiles and drones — tools Iran can use against US

Iran has the largest stockpile of missiles, mainly short & medium-range, in the Gulf region. It currently does not possess nuclear weapons.

Hassan Rouhani’s ‘budget of resistance’ for Iran is mostly a bluff

A weakening currency would make a mockery of Rouhani’s plan to raise revenue — he expects tax receipts to rise by 13% — while increasing government salaries by 15%.

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IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari addresses a press conference ahead of 89th Air Force Day, in New Delhi on 5 October 2021 | Photo: ANI

Helicopter, transport pilots missing in IAF top ranks. It is a fighter-dominated Service

AVM Mohey is the first helicopter pilot to be appointed Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training, in nearly three decades. IAF needs policy change.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.