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Rouhani says nuclear talks will be handed to successor

Iran's president said the next administration will take up the nuclear negotiations.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (C) addresses parliament in the capital, Tehran, on Sept. 3, 2019.

President Hassan Rouhani said in a Cabinet meeting today that nuclear negotiations will be passed on to the next administration.

Rouhani lamented the partisanship that has taken over the country during his administration. “When our national team during the negotiations is victorious and scores three goals, why is it so hard for us to applaud them? Why is it hard for us to say 'well done'?” he asked, adding, “This has nothing to do with these partisans or those partisans or this administration or the other administration.”

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