Best Quotes by Hassan Rouhani

By | June 4, 2016

No one is innocent, and people are allowed to criticize everyone.

Hassan Rouhani

To us, mastering the atomic fuel cycle and generating nuclear power is as much about diversifying our energy resources as it is about who Iranians are as a nation, our demand for dignity and respect, and our consequent place in the world.

Hassan Rouhani

We believe that unilateral sanctions violate international law, in fact. They violate free trade. They violate human growth and development, human development, and that when you actually sanction a bank of a country, the meaning of it is quite clear. You’re sanctioning medicine for the people.

Hassan Rouhani

Israel can never feel that it is in a safe place.

Hassan Rouhani

America will regret imposing sanctions on Iran… they’re already isolated in the world.

Hassan Rouhani

I ran on the platform of moderation and won the election by a large margin. By virtue of the strong mandate that I received from the electorate, I am committed to operating in the framework of moderation, which calls inter alia for a balance between realism and the pursuit of the ideals of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Hassan Rouhani

A constructive approach to diplomacy doesn’t mean relinquishing one’s rights. It means engaging with one’s counterparts, on the basis of equal footing and mutual respect, to address shared concerns and achieve shared objectives.

Hassan Rouhani

The Iranian people, with regards to the policies of various American administrations in the past 30 years, are very worried. They don’t trust them.

Hassan Rouhani

I’m committed to fulfilling my promises to my people, including my pledge to engage in constructive interaction with the world.

Hassan Rouhani

Iran has never, is not, and will never seek nuclear weapons.

Hassan Rouhani

America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.

Hassan Rouhani

I think that the president of Iran has the authority wherever which – where – wherever the national interests of the country are involved and, when it is necessary and expedient and required to speak and talk with others in order to promote the rights of its nation, that the president can take that initiative.

Hassan Rouhani

The people, when they say ‘Death to America!’ – do you know what they are really saying? What they mean to say relates to the aggressive policies of the U.S. and intervention and meddling by the U.S.

Hassan Rouhani

Iran rejects weapons of mass destruction based on its belief system, its religious belief system, as well as well as its ethical standpoint.

Hassan Rouhani

On the nuclear issue, the first point is that the entire world must recognize that Iran does not seek a nuclear weapon, nor shall it seek a nuclear weapon.

Hassan Rouhani

Problems of 35 years cannot be resolved in a short period of time.

Hassan Rouhani

All countries in my part of the world, we want democracy to prevail. I told the people, ‘If you want American policies to stop, we need to take action.’ We need to make the U.S. understand that its meddling is inappropriate.

Hassan Rouhani

We want the people, in their private lives, to be completely free, and in today’s world, having access to information and the right of free dialogue and the right to think freely is the right of all peoples, including the people of Iran.

Hassan Rouhani

Global challenges require collective responses.

Hassan Rouhani

International politics is no longer a zero-sum game but a multi-dimensional arena where cooperation and competition often occur simultaneously. Gone is the age of blood feuds. World leaders are expected to lead in turning threats into opportunities.

Hassan Rouhani

In a world where global politics is no longer a zero-sum game, it is – or should be – counterintuitive to pursue one’s interests without considering the interests of others.

Hassan Rouhani

When it comes to nuclear technology, the Iranian people are very sensitive. It is a part of our national pride, and nuclear technology has become indigenous.

Hassan Rouhani

We are determined to provide for the nuclear fuel of such plants inside the country, at the hands of local Iranian scientists. We are going to follow on this path.

Hassan Rouhani

At face value, the U.S. Congress, there is a – they have a long way to go before they fully appreciate and understand Iranian people.

Hassan Rouhani

I’m not a historian. I’m a politician. What is important for us is that the countries of the region and the people grow closer to each other, and that they are able to prevent aggression and injustice.

Hassan Rouhani

We are not seeking… and looking for war with any nations. We are seeking peace and stability among all the nations in the region.

Hassan Rouhani

The viewpoint of the government is that the people must have full access to all information worldwide.

Hassan Rouhani

I’ll tell you that when an innocent person is killed, we never go about asking or inquiring whether they were Jewish or Christian or Muslim. That’s not our way or creed.

Hassan Rouhani

I’ve said before that I am not a historian and that when it comes to speaking of the dimensions of the Holocaust, it is the historians that should reflect on it.

Hassan Rouhani

No country by itself and in an isolated manner would ever be able to effectively address the challenges it faces.

Hassan Rouhani

As leaders, we need to rise above petty politics and lead, rather than follow, the various interests and pressure groups in our respective countries.

Hassan Rouhani

Citizenship rights is about making all Iranians feel they are part of one nation, one identity, under one umbrella they can feel proud of.

Hassan Rouhani

Anyone who understands the rudiments of politics doesn’t say, ‘We will stop Iran’s oil exports’… we have been the guarantor of the regional waterway’s security throughout history.

Hassan Rouhani

We are always in favour of diplomacy and talks… but talks need honesty. Trump’s call for direct talks is only for domestic consumption in America ahead of elections… and to create chaos in Iran.

Hassan Rouhani

We cannot pick a lifestyle and tell two generations after us to live like that. It is impossible.

Hassan Rouhani

People’s access to social media should not permanently be restricted.

Hassan Rouhani

We cannot be indifferent to people’s life and business.

Hassan Rouhani

Iranians embraced my approach to domestic and international affairs because they saw it as long overdue.

Hassan Rouhani

In a climate where much of foreign policy is a direct function of domestic politics, focusing on what one doesn’t want is an easy way out of difficult conundrums for many world leaders. Expressing what one does want requires more courage.

Hassan Rouhani

Without comprehending the role of identity, many issues we all face will remain unresolved.

Hassan Rouhani

The Americans have claimed they want to completely stop Iran’s oil exports. They don’t understand the meaning of this statement, because it has no meaning for Iranian oil not to be exported, while the region’s oil is exported.

Hassan Rouhani

Assuming that Iran could become the only oil producer unable to export its oil is a wrong assumption… The United States will never be able to cut Iran’s oil revenues.

Hassan Rouhani

It is incorrect and unwise to imagine that some day all producer countries will be able to export their surplus oil, and Iran will not be able to export its oil.

Hassan Rouhani

The U.S. has always sought to sow intrigue against Iran but has never succeeded in the face of Iran’s greatness.

Hassan Rouhani

We will not negotiate with anyone about our weapons and defenses, and we will make and store as many weapons, facilities, and missiles as we need.

Hassan Rouhani

People are absolutely free to criticize the government and protest, but their protests should be in such a way as to improve the situation in the country and their life.

Hassan Rouhani

Criticism is different from violence and damaging public properties.

Hassan Rouhani

The Islamic Republic has never sought tension in the region and does not want any trouble in global waterways, but it will not easily give up on its rights to export oil.

Hassan Rouhani

The U.S. efforts to impose its policies on others are expanding as a threat to all.

Hassan Rouhani

I believe the land of Palestine will be returned to owners of the land with the help of God.

Hassan Rouhani

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