Iran's President Hassan Rouhani
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Rouhani says Iran wants respectful interaction with world

Iran's new president Hassan Rouhani has called for "serious and substantive" negotiations with the international community about its nuclear programme.

At the first news conference since his inauguration on Sunday, Mr Rouhani said he was confident both sides' concerns could be resolved in a short time.

But a solution could be reached solely through "talks, not threats", he added.

  • 06 Aug 2013
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