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Rouhani: 'Merchants of sanctions' upset by nuke deal

In a televised interview, President Hassan Rouhani says the gates of the world have opened up to the Iranian people.
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In an interview Aug. 2 with Iranian television, President Hassan Rouhani sold the achievements of the nuclear deal between Iran and five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1). The interview with two journalists — a man and a woman — resembled a speech with long-winded answers to questions. However, the setting, and the camera angle placed between the two journalists to make it appear Rouhani was speaking directly to the camera, provided Rouhani an opportunity to promote the nuclear deal to Iranian families who are eagerly anticipating the economic benefits from the deal.

Rouhani continued to advocate his “win-win” strategy for world relations, saying that the “mentality that there are only two paths against the world, either we submit to the world or the world submits [to us], there is no logic in this. There is a third way, cooperation with the world, of course, a constructive cooperation, within the framework of national interests, and a win-win agreement.”

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