Iran President says no country should possess nuclear weapons

Iran President says no country should possess nuclear weapons

New Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, says no country should be in possession of nuclear weapons.

Mr Rouhani has made the comments during a debate on nuclear disarmament at the United Nations, ahead of the high level meetings between Iran and the US for six years.

He’s also said Israel should join the nuclear proliferation treaty, and make the entire Middle East a nuclear free zone.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague says Iran needs to take the lead on this issue, before instructing other countries about what they should be doing.

But following the meeting, Mr Hague has said he’s pleased with the new tone being taken by Mr Rouhani, compared with representatives from the previous Iranian government.

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