Iran faces illegal, inhuman sanctions: Rouhani

2013-09-25 01:54:44 | Al Muslim News
 Iran faces illegal, inhuman sanctions: Rouhani


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at US-led sanctions imposed against Iran over the country’s nuclear energy program. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle met with President Rouhani. Rouhani opposed to cruel and unilateral sanctions, because these bans are illegal and inhuman.” The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. Referring to the negotiations, mainly focusing on Iran's nuclear energy program, between Iran and the group of six countries (five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) Rouhani said, “We should be more active in the P5+1 talks, so that this issue could be wrapped up as soon as possible.” He said the European side apparently shares Iran's resolve to deal with the issue and expressed hope that Germany would play a more effective role in resolving the matter. In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, Rouhani reiterated that the Iranian nation was ready for cooperation with the international community and all rational players on an equal footing and based on mutual respect. "Nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction have no place in Iran's security and defense doctrine, and contradict our fundamental religious and ethical convictions," Rouhani said..

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