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Rouhani: No Military Response to Iran's Nuclear Program

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FILE - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

FILE - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says there should be no consideration of a military option in response to the country's nuclear program.

He spoke Tuesday in an address marking the 35th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, which ousted the U.S.-backed Shah and brought hardline Islamic clerics to power.

Negotiators from Iran and a group of world powers that includes the United States, Britain, China, France, Russia and Germany are discussing a long term agreement to ensure Iran's nuclear program is peaceful. They are due to meet again next week.

The two sides reached an interim deal in November, with Iran cutting back its nuclear activity in exchange for limited sanctions relief.

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