While the deal stalled Iran’s nuclear programme and thawed relations between Tehran and its “Great Satan”, opponents say it also prevented efforts to challenge Iranian influence in the Middle East.
Criticism by the Donald Trump administration of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major powers, including the United States, has focused heavily on Tehran’s continuing missile programme.
“I declare before you that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not be the first country to violate the agreement,” Rouhani said, adding that Iran would respond “decisively and resolutely” to a violation by any party
Iran does not provide official figures on executions, but human rights group Amnesty International says it was among the world’s top five executioners in 2016, with most of its hangings related to drug trafficking.
“The most important duty of our foreign minister is to stand by the nuclear agreement and not allow America to succeed, not allow Iran’s enemies to succeed,” Rouhani said in an address to parliament before the vote, broadcast live on state TV.
Hassan Rouhani indicated a week ago that Iran was ready to walk out on the nuclear deal if the United States continued to apply fresh sanctions.
Laya Joneydi was appointed as the vice president for legal affairs, while another woman, Shahindokht Mowlaverdi, was named as a special adviser for citizens’ rights.
European foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who held talks with President Hassan Rouhani as part of the European Union’s bid to rebuild trade ties with Iran, did not comment on the controversy.
Wang is accused of passing confidential information about Iran to US State Department, Princeton’s Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, the Harvard Kennedy School and the British Institute of Persian Studies.
He returns to power in Iran. But victory is unlikely to smoothen the hurdles for his agenda
By re-electing Hassan Rouhani, Iranians have chosen not just a president, but the way forward
Hassan Rouhani was first elected president in 2013.
Friday’s vote was largely a referendum on Rouhani’s more moderate political policies, which paved the way for the landmark 2015 nuclear deal
Iran will vote for its new president on May 19.
Iran presidential elections: Out of the 137 women who registered to run, a total of zero were selected to be candidates.