Nuclear weapons have 'no place' in Iran doctrine

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has told the UN general assembly that nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction have no place in Iran's security and defence doctrine.

He also expressed hope that the Obama administration will have political will to avoid the influence of "warmongering pressure groups" on the Iran nuclear issue.

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Iran wants quick nuclear deal

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has said he wants to reach a deal over Iran's nuclear programme within three to six months. Talks over the issue begin later today.