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Rouhani's meeting with Cameron draws criticism in Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been criticized for comments made by UK Prime Minister David Cameron after the two conducted a "historic" meeting.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) meets with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York September 24, 2014. REUTERS/Timothy A. Clary/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR47JEP
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is being criticized for meeting with UK Prime Minister David Cameron after the latter made critical comments about Iran during his UN General Assembly speech. Cameron and Rouhani's meeting was the first time for the heads of state of the two countries to meet since the 1979 Iranian revolution.

The meeting was hailed as a “historic meeting” by Reformist newspapers. However, during his address later that day Cameron said “severe disagreements” still remained between the two countries, such as Iran’s “support for terrorist organizations,” their nuclear program and the “treatment of its people.” Cameron, however, did leave hope for cooperation on regional issues and said, “Iran should also be given the chance to show it can be part of the solution, not part of the problem.”

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