Rouhani’s UN speech gets wide media coverage

Islamabad, Sept 25, IRNA – Pakistani media on Wednesday gave wide coverage in its update stories to the speech of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations General Assembly session.

Daily ‘Express Tribune’ website reported that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has condemned international sanctions against Iran and also hit out at America’s use of drones.

Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Rouhani said Iran poses “absolutely no threat to the world.”

The Iranian leader reaffirmed his country’s position that its nuclear drive is “exclusively peaceful.”

“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.

Daily ‘The News’ website said that Irans President Hassan Rouhani has reaffirmed his countrys position that its nuclear program is peaceful.

Nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction have no place in Irans security and defense doctrine, and contradict our fundamental religious and ethical convictions, Rouhani said while addressing the UN General Assembly session.

‘Geo TV’ reported that Irans President Hassan Rouhani has called on US counterpart Barack Obama to ignore warmongering pressure groups and seek better relations.

Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Rouhani said Iran poses absolutely no threat to the world, in remarks widely watched for signs of a thaw with the United States.

He added that the international community had to accept Irans nuclear activity, which western nations say hides an attempt to reach a nuclear bomb capacity.

‘Radio Pakistan’ website reported that Iranian President has urged US President not to be swayed by warmongering pressure group at home in dealing with Irans nuclear issue.

Iranian President‚ Hassan Rouhani said he is prepared to engage in time-bound and results-oriented nuclear talks with the United States.

Addressing the UN General Assembly session in New York‚ he hoped the two sides can arrive at a framework to manage their differences if their interactions are governed by equal footing‚ mutual respect and the recognized principles of international law.

‘Samaa TV’ in its update story said Irans new president, Hassan Rouhani, has blasted international sanctions against Iran.

These sanctions are violent, pure and simple, he told the U.N. General Assembly, adding that normal people, not political elites, ended up suffering because of them. The negative impact is not nearly limited to the intended victims of sanctions.

‘Dunya TV’ website reported that the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has called sanctions against Iran as violent and said they violated human rights.

In his first speech to world leaders he offered negotiations with the U.S. and its allies over the nuclear program.
Rouhani said Iran is prepared to immediately engage in nuclear negotiations on condition that the world acknowledges its right to enrich uranium.

‘Aaj TV’ reported that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said Iran poses “absolutely no threat to the world.”
Rouhani addressing the UNGS session condemned international sanctions against Iran and also hit out at America’s use of drones.

By IRNA

 

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