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Rouhani says 'to hell' with nuclear critics

President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at critics of the nuclear negotiations, calling them "timid and cowardly."
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani arrives at Pudong International Airport, ahead of the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit in Shanghai May 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3Q000

At a meeting of Iran’s ambassadors, President Hassan Rouhani defended his administration’s performance on the nuclear negotiations, using harsh language to remind critics of the nuclear deal that his administration has the support of the different branches of government and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say in the negotiations between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1).

Fars News reported that in response to criticism over some Iranian officials appearing to get close to Western officials, Rouhani said, “Some who are politically timid and cowardly do not have confidence and they assume everyone is like them.” He said, “Whenever negotiations start, they say that they are shaking — To hell, go and find a warm place for yourself.

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