Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
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Rouhani speech: 'Possession of nuclear weapons cannot be tolerated'

26 September 2013 Last updated at 15:31 BST

The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that no country should possess nuclear weapons.

Speaking on behalf of the non-aligned movement at the United Nations, Mr Rouhani said that all nuclear activities in the Middle East should be subject to the UN nuclear watchdog.

His comments came ahead of unprecedented talks on Iran's controversial nuclear programme between Iran's foreign minister and the US secretary of state, John Kerry.

Mr Rouhani said: "The indefinite possession of nuclear weapons cannot be tolerated nor can their complete elimination be further delayed."