Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Aug. 9, 2019 - Some in the West view Hassan Rouhani, the president of the Iranian regime, as a moderate figure. But Rouhani’s actions and history indicate to the exact opposite and prove that he is a terrorist and part and parcel to the mullahs’ brutal and fascist rule.
Rouhani praised the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for firing at a U.S. drone, and said, “we hit the drone with a system that is constructed in Iran, its missile is made by Iran, its radar is made by Iran, that is, we searched with our Iranian radar, we locked with Iranian radar, we targeted it with our Iranian missile ... We kiss the hands of all those who created this domestic industry in the Ministry of Defense, the hands of all who used this tool well in the Revolutionary Guards."
Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, said the above statement doubles the need to sanction Rouhani and place him on terrorist lists. During the last four decades and especially in the last six years, Rouhani has played a key role in all of the regime's crimes inside and outside Iran as the President and the chairperson of the clerical regime’s Supreme Security Council.
A few months after the nuclear deal, he confessed to leverage the presence in Syria and Iraq to get concessions in the nuclear talks. He said: "If our brave commanders did not stand in Baghdad and Samarra, and Fallujah and Ramadi, and if they did not help the Syrian government in Damascus and Aleppo, we would not have the security to be able to negotiate so well" (Feb. 8, 2016).
"Today, if we look at every corner in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, everywhere, we see the footprint of bravery of Commander [Qassem] Soleimani," Rouhani said on May 10, 2016, adding that "the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is present to defend our holy shrines in Iraq and Syria, to defend the oppressed in Lebanon, in Palestine, in Afghanistan, and other places that request assistance from the Iranian people and the Iranian government." (Quds Force Tasnim News Agency, May 10, 2016).
"We built, are building now, and will build missiles... We do not hesitate to build, manufacture, store, and use when necessary to defend ourselves, any weapons of any kind that we need," Rouhani said on October 29, 2017 in the clerical regime’s Parliament. He added that the United States disturbed the security of Syria, the security of Lebanon, the security of Iraq and the stability and security of Afghanistan, and wanted to "break down Iraq", and we "went to help the Iraqi people, to help the Syrian people, and we did not allow "the territorial integrity of Iraq to be undermined."
Since July 1980, Rouhani has been calling for the execution of political dissidents in the Friday prayers in public, “Just as we punish adulteries in public so that everyone would witness their suffering, we should hang political dissidents at the Friday prayers to have more impact on society.”
As the secretary of the Supreme Security Council in 1999, he played a major role in suppressing the uprising of Tehran's students and people.
Rouhani was the first official to force women to wear compulsory hijab at work, “I ordered all the women to wear a hijab at work… I issued an ultimatum that no woman is allowed to come to work without a hijab… The women protested and shouted. Someone said it’s impossible… I stood firm and obligated them to wear the hijab at work,” he proudly recalled in an interview.
Additionally, over 3000 people, including 91 women, were executed under Rouhani.
In the nuclear field, Rouhani wrote in his book “National Security and Nuclear Diplomacy”, that everything was going well in Natanz, and experts had planned to launch 54,000 centrifuges by March 2003, when the MEK press conference in the summer of 2002 created a fuss.
The Daily Telegraph wrote on March 5, 2006: In 2006, he (Rouhani) admitted that in negotiations with European Troika “how Tehran played for time and tried to dupe the West after its secret nuclear program was uncovered by the Iranian opposition in 2002."
Rouhani’s statement and his history doubles the need to sanction Rouhani and place him on terrorist lists.