Report: Rouhani says Iran will not dismantle nuclear facilities
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
November 29th, 2013
06:54 PM ET

Report: Rouhani says Iran will not dismantle nuclear facilities

By Chelsea J. Carter

Iran will not dismantle any of its nuclear facilities as part of an effort to reach a long-term agreement to limit its nuclear development, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in an interview published Friday in The Financial Times.

Asked during the interview if dismantling Iran's nuclear facilities was a "red line," Rouhani said: "100 percent."

Rouhani's statements are unlikely to sit well with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has said any long-term agreement with Iran over its nuclear development must lead to the dismantling of the country's nuclear capability.

Iran and the so-called P5+1 - the United States, Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany - agreed Sunday to a six-month deal to limit Tehran's nuclear development.


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  1. Hdfghk Ffhkgh


    December 3, 2013 at 12:08 am | Reply
  2. John Smith

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    December 2, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Reply
  3. Terry

    Screw Israel! Why isn't the world putting sanctions on and threatening an attack on Israel for maintaining a terrorist state with illegal ACTUAL nukes?!?!?!?!? The world needs to send an army to Israels' borders and threaten to seize its' nuclear bombs and facilities unless they destroy them under strict oversight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    December 2, 2013 at 6:26 am | Reply
    • George patton

      Well said, Terry. I just want to add here that the Kurds, like the Israelis, have a right to set up their own home state in the Middle East. Unfortunately, Everyone seems to be ignoring this simple fact. Besides, I agree that all countries need to be held on an equal footing like Israel and Iran.

      December 2, 2013 at 10:53 am | Reply
    • Trevor

      40+ years of Israel possessing nuclear weapons and NOTHING from the U.N. or any other nation state for a many reasons...either no basis, unwilling and most importantly UNABLE to do a thing about it... You're taking up bandwidth with crap statements and absurd COAs...

      Not well said...see above.

      December 2, 2013 at 11:19 am | Reply
      • George patton

        Am I to take it Trevor, that you don't believe in a Kurdish home state? The Israelis haven't had one between 607 BC and 1948 AD. just as the Kurds haven't had one since around 200 BC. Even the Tamils in Sri Lanka deserve one although they failed to achieve it recently.

        December 2, 2013 at 1:51 pm |
      • Trevor

        No. Read my post comment talks about Israel and your clear support of, again, absurd COAs mentioned by comment makes no mention of the Kurds.

        December 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm |
  4. Hdghhj Tdfgj

    Watch out for Chinese Nationalism taking hold in America...Ops...too-late...nice work Chimps...

    December 1, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Reply
  5. Hdghhj Tdfgj

    Have you noticed how when things do not make sense or add-up it is because they don't make sense and don't add-up yet Chimps the World over can sing the Monkey song like they are perfect...Afganistan is a perfect example...the Chimps in Afganistan are the "same" Chimps from Vietnam...more or less...Chimps here Chimps there Chimps Chimps everywhere...except the Chimps are not here...the Chimps continue too be there.

    December 1, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Reply
  6. Hdghhj Tdfgj

    Just do It

    December 1, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Reply
  7. Hdghhj Tdfgj

    So whatever the wrong thing too do is people will go over one another to do it...

    December 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Reply
  8. saeed

    iran has 1 nuclear reactor why should iran build any moore iran has got what it wanted its russia that is pushing iran to build a second 2 reactor at busherhr iran does not need another reactor or 20 reactors or any foolish stuff like that anybody that tells iran otherwise is in league with israel. if rouhani builds moore reactors then the people will rebel this is what happends when one does things that are not in the realm of reason.

    December 1, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Reply
  9. Hdghhj Tdfgj

    JAST another Obama Doctrine

    December 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Reply
  10. California

    JAST = Just Another Stall Tactic.

    December 1, 2013 at 11:31 am | Reply
  11. Krtuhk Fsfgjdgj

    So nothing actualy happened nothing is going to happen but ketcup is still good with much did this little stunt cost Tax-slavers...

    December 1, 2013 at 8:54 am | Reply
  12. Kcbn Fsetu

    They must be planning too sell ketchup...

    November 30, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Reply
  13. sendthistodave

    While Americans enjoyed their day of thanks and feasting yesterday, news emerged from the Arab world about a shocking dimension of the cave-in to Iran at Geneva. If true, this report from Al-Arabiya is highly disturbing:
    Iran and the United States are to establish a joint chamber of commerce within a month, with direct flights also planned, an Iranian official said Wednesday in a newspaper report.

    "Iran-U.S. chamber of commerce will be launched in less than one month," Abolfazl Hejazi, a member of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, told the English-language Iran Daily.

    In the wake of a historic accord on Sunday between Tehran and major powers on Iran's controversial nuclear program, Hejazi also said his country was ready to start direct flights to the United States.
    Iran remains in full possession of its nuclear potential, has not renounced its aim of wiping Israel off the map, and continues to be the leading sponsor of worldwide terrorism. Yet the United States is starting to treat it as a friendly nation? I am tempted to verge into profanity.
    Why on earth would we want direct flights from Iran to the United States? Iran would control the cargo hold on such flights, which would be able to enter American airspace. Does anyone think the Itanians are so respectful of human life that they would not martyr a planeload of passengers (sending the Muslims to heaven in their view) for the pleasure of detonating a nuke a few thousand feet above New York City?
    I hope and pray that this report is false.

    November 30, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Reply
    • George patton

      Let's all hope and pray that it isn't. sendthistodave. If Al Arabiya is correct, which if so it would be almost too good to be true, that would be a great event. Only a stupid crazy fool would be against it. Instead of antagonizing each other, The U.S. and Iran could become great partners in that part of the world.

      November 30, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Reply
    • Brian

      Calm down

      November 30, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Reply
  14. Dhjklhjm Wertuil

    treatys: "Treat" "E"'s.....are a sugar tooth (singular) rot for the U.S.....a failing grade...

    November 30, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Reply
  15. acsj

    Only a fool or supporter of iran's violent regime thought they were going to go along with the treaty.

    November 30, 2013 at 11:47 am | Reply
    • John Geheran

      Thank you, acsj. Like I said before, people like you say the most ignorant things when it comes to Iran! Are the religious leaders of Iran truly any more evil than the right-wing thugs in Washington? Hardly!

      November 30, 2013 at 11:51 am | Reply
      • General Sherman

        Forget it, John. People with their tiny minds are going to go on saying most stupid things here on this web page, no matter what! I got so disgusted and irritated with their ignorarance that I quit posting here some time ago. With this kind of ignorance shared by so many people, what chance does this country stand? Did our schools fail or what?

        November 30, 2013 at 1:37 pm |
      • sendthistodave

        You are asleep at the wheel John – about to crash.

        November 30, 2013 at 3:58 pm |
    • Justice

      The treaty isnt about dismantling its nuclear facilities egghead.

      December 1, 2013 at 1:20 am | Reply
  16. Sam

    The deal agreement wan Xmas special for the Iran liar regime with helping putin and UK?!

    November 30, 2013 at 11:34 am | Reply
  17. TRUTH


    November 30, 2013 at 9:40 am | Reply
    • George patton

      Another ignorant comment from another obvious Tea Partier above! How many times do I have to say that war is not a sporting event but a tragedy in the making? It's easy for bozos like the one above to like a war as long as he won't be in it!!! To him, it's something like watching a hockey game.

      November 30, 2013 at 9:46 am | Reply
    • Ralph

      I agree 100% Kerry and Obama act like they got a historic agreement out of Iran now it looks like they didn't get squat. Of course the Obama brown nosers will continue to live in denial over this and pretend reality doesn't exist once again.

      November 30, 2013 at 10:01 am | Reply
      • John Geheran

        Gee Ralph, if being stupid was a virtue, you'd truly be a living saint!

        November 30, 2013 at 11:53 am |
    • Justice

      The agreement wasn't about dismantling, and why should they. Iran has a right to nuclear technology. The non-proliferation treaty isnt about no nuclear technology, its about no nuke weapons. Iran doesn't have nukes and there is no proof they are making weapons.

      December 1, 2013 at 1:18 am | Reply
  18. StanCalif

    Benjamin Netanyahu needs to have something to complain and wag his tongue about! What would he do if "the world" decided he should not have nuclear weapons? Of course, he didn't have to build them. Guess what? Iran won't have to build any either. Pakistan, China or Russia are good nuclear bomb merchants! Anything and everything is for sale!
    Now, Benjamin Netanyahu, how are your "talks" going with your neighbors? Last I heard all the Palestinian team resigned! Your preferred negotiating tactic didn't work very well. Now what? Go start up your bull dozers again?

    November 29, 2013 at 11:49 pm | Reply
    • Trevor

      What would the world do if world decided Israel shouldn't have nuclear weapons? Slowly raise his right hand and give them the "single finger salute" they've been doing for 40+ years now...

      No need to build nuclear weapons? Really? After 2 attempts to be pushed into the Med? Do you think it mere concidence that Israel's nuclear weapons were "on line" immediately following the 1967 Six-Day War and that NOT ONE attempt to invade Israel has been even hinted at since? Nuclear weapons as a deterrent only to be used as a last resort if you're being or about to be overran in a conventional war are an OUTSTANDING "weapon" to possess to ensure your people's survival. The U.S. had the same policy towards the U.S.S.R. worked brillantly...

      December 2, 2013 at 11:33 am | Reply
  19. Lfrutyu Fdryuik

    Does anyone here know that its more than 82 %...and nukes are would-be & otherwise israelie invention...that Iran has all the nuke material they would ever need for peaceful nuke domestic applications...

    November 29, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Reply
    • acsj

      total lie

      November 30, 2013 at 11:46 am | Reply
      • General Sherman

        Really, acsj?

        November 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm |
  20. George patton

    As long as the Iranians don't produce any nuclear weapons, there is no reason for them to dismantle their nuclear facilities. In fact, the French get 82% of their electricity from it's nuclear facilities. Does anyone here realize or even know about that? Judging by the ignorant things some people say here, the answer appears to be No!!!

    November 29, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Reply
    • MIB

      No one wants to hear the truth about anything. twist your words does it even matter anymore?

      November 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Reply

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