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Rouhani: Iran will never seek to build nuclear weapons

Posted By admin On September 19, 2013 @ 4:27 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Dan Roberts
London Guardian [1]
September 19, 2013

Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani has told an American television audience he is hopeful of a diplomatic breakthrough over Tehran’s nuclear weapons programme, insisting his country had no intention of developing weapons of mass destruction.

Speaking before a crucial visit to the United Nations in New York, Rouhani claimed his government had “full power and authority” from Iran’s supreme leader to negotiate over the nuclear programme, which the US fears is close to creating a bomb.

“The problem won’t be from our side,” said Rouhani in his first interview with western journalists since coming to power. “We have sufficient political latitude to solve this problem.”

“Under no circumstances would we seek any weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, nor will we ever,” he added in initial clips of the interview with NBC aired on Wednesday night.

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