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Rouhani: Iran will only agree to nuclear deal if sanctions lifted

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Credit: Parspix/ABACA/Press Association Images

Iran will only agree to a final nuclear accord with six major powers if all sanctions imposed on the country over its disputed nuclear work are lifted, President Hassan Rouhani has said in a televised speech.

"We will not sign any deal unless all sanctions are lifted on the same day... We want a win-win deal for all parties involved in the nuclear talks," Rouhani said.

Agreement 'reached' on nuclear deal framework

An agreement has been reached on a framework for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme, the country's president Hassan Rouhani has said.

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Rouhani: Rise of extremism down to 'certain states'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the rise of violent extremism was down to "certain states" and unidentified intelligence agencies who "put blades in the hands of madmen".

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Credit: UNGA

He said only countries within the region could find a solution to the rise of extremism.

He told the United Nations General Assembly: "The right solution to this quandary comes from within the region and regionally provided solution with international support and not from the outside the region."

Rouhani: Iran 'ready to assist Iraq' in fighting insurgents

Iran is "ready to assist Iraq" in its fight against Sunni insurgents, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Credit: Parspix/ABACA

In a televised statement, Rouhani said Iran would "strongly defend its territory if terrorist groups endanger its security."

He said Iran stands ready to help Iraq within the framework of international law, but added Baghdad has not requested assistance.

Islamist militant group ISIS stormed several northern Iraqi cities, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee into Kurdish-controlled territory.

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Rouhani: West should not miss this 'unique opportunity'

Iran president Hassan Rouhani said today that the West should not miss the "unique opportunity" to reach an agreement in their ongoing talks on Tehran's nuclear programme.

He said one of the slogans Iran has embraced is that of "constructive interaction with the world."

Majority of Israeli's agree with Netanyahu on Iran

A recent survey reveals that the majority of Israeli's agree with their prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's when he called Iranian PM Rouhani 'a wolf in sheep's clothing'.

ITV News, Middle East correspondent Geraint Vincent reports on Netanyahu's warning to the world, and how the majority of Israeli's back their PM's view that Rouhani is playing the 'charm offensive'.

Report: Protesters throw shoes at Rouhani convoy

Iranian hardliners have reportedly thrown shoes at the convoy of President Rouhani, as he returned to Tehran after his trip to the UN headquarters in New York.

Thomas Erdbink, Tehran bureau chief for the New York Times, tweeted that around 75 protesters threw shoes and eggs at the president.

It comes after Rouhani spoke with US President Barack Obama on the phone - the first direct contact between leaders of the two countries since 1979.

Rouhani to Obama on phone: 'Have a nice day!'

Hassan Rouhani's Twitter account revealed his phone conversation with Barack Obama had ended with the Iran president wishing his US counterpart "a nice day".

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