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    Rouhani: No Military Response to Iran's Nuclear Program

    FILE - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.FILE - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
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    FILE - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
    FILE - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
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    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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    by: Change Iran Now from: USA
    February 12, 2014 9:25 PM
    “There are none so blind as those who will not see, and hardly anyone wants to see Iran for what it is: an evil regime bound and determined to dominate and destroy us, our friends and our allies. The evidence is luminously clear, but most all of our attention has focused, as usual, on the nuclear issue. . . . Anyone with minimal understanding of human nature knows where all this is headed: to ever more violence, and eventually to a war with Iran that everyone says they don’t want.

    by: Pahlavi from: Iran
    February 11, 2014 1:31 PM
    hey VOA why don't you show the slimy demonstrations against the US/Israel..?? hundreds and thousands of bearded dim wits chanting "death to America, death to Israel.." its all over Iran... its all over the Internet... you must show it... so that the American and Israeli people will understand what is being said about them by this filthy Iranian regime...
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    by: Habbi from: USA
    February 12, 2014 10:45 PM
    To Iran commenter: People in Iran are saying bad things about USA? Good! That means the sanctions are working. Keep up saying those filthy things about USA))) We love it))) Say our inflation s around 2%. We hear yours is around 400%. That sucks...for you. Now on a bad note, unfortunately your people decided to revolt against your leadership a few years back, looked to USA for help, but sadly a Democrat was in the White House then. You have to do that stuff when Republican's are in office. Democrats don't understand wars. Take Obama. He wants to get out of Afghanistan. he even set a date to leave and everything. But USA will just have to leave a small force behind...or no force, and no money, thus causing your cousins the Afghans to run to Iran by the millions as refuges. Only problem now is your economy sucks as bad as theirs.


    But who would have thought that all this oil would have been found elsewhere? Iran, you should have diversified when you had the chance. You really messed up, and now instead of laughing at USA at all the high priced oil you could be selling, USA has created a worldwide oil glut, making it impossible for Iran to laugh at USA. That must suck. I hope USA gets to stay in Afghanistan, so military can watch you and make sure Iran behaves.

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