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British lawmakers say Iran's Rouhani should be trusted

Published on Jul 14, 2014 7:15 AM
 
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference in the capital Tehran on June 14, 2014. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani should be trusted over Teheran's nuclear programme, but he must be judged on his actions not words, British lawmakers said in a report on Monday. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani should be trusted over Teheran's nuclear programme, but he must be judged on his actions not words, British lawmakers said in a report on Monday.

The report by the influential Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons came as world powers including Britain held talks with Iran in Vienna on the issue.

Ties between Britain and Iran have thawed in recent months and Britain reopened its embassy in Teheran three years after it was stormed by a mob angered by the sanctions imposed over the nuclear row.

The British committee warned that Mr Rouhani, a self-declared moderate who took office in August last year, was "not necessarily a reformist at heart".

 
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