Iranian Website Publishes More of President Rouhani's Memoirs

(Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center) On Oct. 10, the Asr-e Iran website published extensive excerpts from an interview granted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2004 or 2005, when he served as secretary of the Supreme National Security Council and head of Iran's nuclear talks team. In 1979, after the revolution, Rouhani became a member of the Majles and set up the army's ideological-political division. Rouhani said in the interview that Iran's agreement to suspend its uranium enrichment in 2003 enabled it to make progress in nuclear technology. Had it resigned from the NPT, it would not have been able to realize the technological progress that it has achieved thanks to the agreements signed with representatives of the European Union. He stressed that the suspension of uranium enrichment should not last long [Iran resumed uranium enrichment in 2005] and that Iran is operating in accordance with a clear strategy.

2013-10-25 00:00:00

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