Determined to resolve nuclear dispute

Iranian President-elect Hassan Rohani gestures to the media during a news conference in TehranDUBAI — Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani said today he was “seriously determined” to resolve a dispute with the West over Tehran’s nuclear programme and was ready to enter “serious and substantive” negotiations on the issue.

But, speaking during his first news conference as president, he said the other side should realise that a solution could be reached “solely through talks, not threats”.

He said he was confident the concerns of both sides could be removed in a short time. (Reuters)

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