It has been a few days since the first note attributed to President Rouhani appeared in the press. But Rouhani's press consultant says none of them were written by the President.
Reuters has reported a note by the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani being published in a German magazine and another one in the Kuwaiti al-Jarida, both of which were to be repudiated by Mohammadreza Sadeq, press consultant to Rouhani.
Barely 24 hours after the previous ones, a UAE newspaper has published a note, saying it has been sent to the newspaper by Rouhani. This one has also been denied by Sadeq.
Pointing to these notes, Sadeq told Mehr News Agency "Mr. President has not given any note or article to the press mentioned. If such articles are to be published, it would be mentioned by official means such as the presidential website as well.”