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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.


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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