About: Hassan Rouhani

Freedom of thought 08-03-2019

Six years after Rouhani’s election, moderation is as far away as ever for Iran

EU Governments and Institutions should severe their ties with Iranian businesses and diplomats, pending serious reforms in order to implement human rights and freedoms, writes Julio Terzi.
Global Europe 04-08-2017

Mogherini’s attendance at Rouhani’s inauguration encourages Iranian impunity

Attending Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration in the midst of a series of revelations is morally and politically unconscionable, writes Alejo Vidal-Quadras, as it suggests the EU will look the other way on actual abuses as long as there are pleasant-sounding promises coming out of a small faction within the Iranian regime.
Global Europe 29-06-2017

Europe should not be deceived by Iran’s bid for sympathy

Former European Parliament Vice-President Alejo Vidal-Quadras warns that the West must be vigilant not to fall for Iranian state propaganda depicting the world’s top state sponsor of terrorism as an ally in the War on Terror.
Global Europe 30-06-2016

Human rights deteriorate in Iran despite European optimism

No amount of trade and economic growth can make up for the suffering and loss of life caused by Iran’s brutal regime. The West must demand change before deepening relations with Tehran, writes Gérard Deprez.
Enlargement 08-03-2016

Acknowledging Albania’s Iranian refugee policy

Albania deserves greater recognition for its commitment to democracy and human rights, as demonstrated by its willingness to accept political refugees from Iran, argues Alejo Vidal-Quadras.

Welcoming Rouhani ignores human rights

Europe’s rapprochement with Iran will only prove damaging, as European leaders welcome the head of a regime that is guilty of violating basic human rights, writes Alejo Vidal-Quadras.
Global Europe 15-01-2016

Rouhani the moderate? Time to think again

Iran’s leader, Hassan Rouhani, was hailed as a moderate with whom the West could repair and build bridges, but his regime’s constant human rights violations and breaches of UN resolutions should mean that he be held accountable for the destabilisation of the region, writes Tunne Kelam.

European Day Against the Death Penalty: Time for EU to speak out on Iran

In the wake of the successful nuclear deal, Iran has lauded its newly-improved relations with the West. Yet, its continuing use of the death penalty is unacceptable. President Martin Schulz's visit is the perfect occasion to take a stand, writes Belgian MEP Gérard Deprez.
Global Europe 02-10-2015

Europe should speak out about Iran’s appalling rights record

Despite the recent nuclear agreement deal signed with Iran, problems with Tehran persist. Chief among these is the issue of human rights, writes Ryszard Czarnecki.
Global Europe 25-02-2015

Nothing has changed in Iran, even after a year of negotiations with Rouhani

Despite the belief that the election of President Rouhani in 2013 would herald some sort of sea change in Iran, the situation is worse than ever, writes Ryszard Czarnecki.
Global Europe 19-12-2014

Tehran’s egregious human rights record should not be overlooked for nuclear talks

The European Union cannot turn a blind eye to the horrors faced by the people of Iran, writes Soraya Post.
Global Europe 09-12-2014

No compromise with Iran on human rights

On International Human Rights Day, 10 December, write Friends of a Free Iran, it is worth turning our attention to one of the worst human rights offenders in the world.

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