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Iran's new president sworn in

Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, has taken an oath of office in parliament, a day after he was officially endorsed by Iran's supreme leader.

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Russia: 'Support Iranian president in nuclear talks'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Credit: PA

Russia says Iran's new president should be supported in his stance on nuclear talks. Russia said it "absolutely agreed" with Iranian leader Hassan Rouhini in saying that disputes over Iran's nuclear programme must be solved by dialogue, not ultimatums.

Speaking during a visit to Rome, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said: "Now it is critical to support the constructive approach of the Iranian leadership."

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