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Nuclear issue "can be solved" -- Iran's Rouhani

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 00:55

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says he believes an agreement can be made with the west on nuclear issues if both sides ''stick to the framework.'' Gavino Garay reports.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says a nuclear deal can be reached but says it may be delayed if world powers introduce new issues. Negotiators hit an impasse over inspections access. (SOUNDBITE) (Farsi) IRANIAN PRESIDENT, HASSAN ROUHANI, SAYING: "If the other side stick to the framework that has been established and does not bring new issues into play, I believe the nuclear issue can be solved and we can reach an agreement. But if they want to take the path of brinkmanship, the negotiations could take longer." He says Iran would not accept a U.N. inspections regime that jeopardizes state secrets. Iran is trying to strike a deal with six powers by June 30 that would curtail its nuclear program in exchange for relief from sanctions. He criticized sanctions from the West as "illegal" and "immoral."

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Nuclear issue "can be solved" -- Iran's Rouhani

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 00:55