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Backing for President Rohani's call for talks on nuclear issue

Backing for President Rohani's call for talks on nuclear issue
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Iran’s President Hassan Rohani has said he wants to solve his country’s disputed nuclear issue. He spoke of his intentions when answering questions from representatives of the world media.

He said the dispute must be addressed by dialogue and not ultimatums, a stance that has been backed by Russia. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said: “It’s critical to support the constructive approach of the Iranian leadership.”

The 64-year-old Iranian cleric made clear his determination to preserve his country’s rights.

“I, as president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, announce that the Islamic Republic has a serious determination to solve this issue – the nuclear issue – while maintaining the rights of the Iranian people and, at the same time we take into consideration that the worries of the other side have to be eliminated,” he told the journalists.

The president then turned his attention to the US saying he believed Washington did not have a thorough understanding of what was happening in Iran and was listening to outside sources.

“Unfortunately, in the US, there is a pressure group, which is a war-seeking group, and it is opposed to constructive dialogue and seeks to protect the interests of a foreign country and takes orders from it in the US,” Rohani told reporters.