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Iran's President calls airstrikes on ISIS 'theater,' says broader campaign needed

September 26th, 2014
02:12 PM ET

Click here for part two of Amanpour's interview with President Rouhani, and here for part three.

By Mick Krever, CNN

(CNN) - Airstrikes against ISIS militants are a "psychological operation," not a military one, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an interview that aired Friday.

"It is a common threat for all of us," he said. "And this requires a unison effort from all of us."

"We need a vast campaign of operations ... the aerial bombardment campaign is mostly, I would say, a form of theater, rather than a serious battle against terrorism."

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  1. tiredofthepandering

    this chump as fewl is as sure as the sun comes up going to fold like cheap paper sack and sell out the US and other countries and give the iranians exactly what they want,, once again,, our c in c has been played like a fool,, iran has been waiting on this moment, and mostly orchestrated the whole deal, secretly funding isis,, all along,,, just to get the nukes... God help us all and thankfully the days of this present c in c are limited to the end of his term and he can be be shipped out in disgrace

    September 26, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Reply
  2. Western Propaganda

    lulz

    September 26, 2014 at 11:23 pm | Reply
  3. Western Propaganda

    nice censorship filter CNN😀

    September 26, 2014 at 11:28 pm | Reply
  4. Western Propaganda

    You are not reporting on the mass graves found in Donbass

    September 26, 2014 at 11:29 pm | Reply
  5. Western Propaganda

    Left in the territories abandoned by the pro-US regime. Why?

    September 26, 2014 at 11:29 pm | Reply
  6. Serge B. Charlebois

    Hello;

    I watched the program with Christana and the President of Iran.

    It would have been appropriate and interesting that the following question be put to the President. "Considering that South Korea, Finland, and many other countries, including the U.A.E. have successful nuclear programs sanctioned by the I.A.E.A., why can Iran not fall in line and accept the same conditions?"

    September 26, 2014 at 11:38 pm | Reply
    • Western Propaganda

      Because the White House says so. Slaves must obey.

      September 27, 2014 at 1:18 pm | Reply
    • Sindbad

      Because iran regime is terrorist and supporting terrorists.
      They gave rockets to the Hamas group to make big tension in ME!

      September 27, 2014 at 11:01 pm | Reply
  7. Dan

    Who cares what this fanatic and terrorist says or thinks. Nut Amanpour, herself Persian, adores the liar and antisemitic a..hole

    September 27, 2014 at 8:31 am | Reply
    • tyelko

      You accusing others of fanaticism? Pot, kettle, black.

      September 29, 2014 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  8. Sindbad

    Both the Shia militias in Iraq and Iran and Sunni ISIS or Taliban have the same radical ideology that beheading the opposition and both belong to the dark side of history.
    This ideology must be isolated and replaced by the moderate ideology belong to the century 21.

    September 27, 2014 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  9. Sindbad

    Soleimani commander of Iran terrorist Ghods militia in an interview today:
    We have created hundreds of terrorist organizations in all over the region. The USA and other enemies can not hurt us!

    September 27, 2014 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  10. Sindbad

    The Iran islamic regime control Iran under the islamic law like SIS.
    They force women to put the head cover and jail and torching or even executing the iranian people for listening to the music or putting a comment in the website or reading a forbidden book or even showing happiness! ,
    The clips from inside Raqqa by the hidden camera looks like inside iran.
    The region must be cleaned up from all the radical islamic ideology supporters including Iran Shia regime and Islamic sunni ISIS and Taliban.

    September 27, 2014 at 10:51 pm | Reply
  11. Western Propaganda

    Iran is one of the few countries having the guts to stand up to the NATO terrorist regime, and is being a victim of propaganda for that.

    September 28, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Reply
  12. Nasser

    Amanpour is such an Iranian lover and an Arab hater.

    She was told a hundred times that she is not welcome in any Arabic speaking country ever again.

    October 1, 2014 at 8:05 am | Reply
  13. Nasser

    I will say it again, Christiane Amanpour we can sense your hatred towards our people, therefore, you are not welcome in any Arabic speaking country ever again.

    October 1, 2014 at 8:10 am | Reply
  14. Nasser

    We hate you to the max too Amanpour .

    October 1, 2014 at 8:15 am | Reply

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