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Iran's President Takes New Approach At U.N. General Assembly

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  Original Published: 9/25/2013 Displaying a seeminlgy new approach, Iran's president extends open arms to the American people. Andrew Spencer reports Iran's president also delivered his first english-language T-V message in an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sets a tone in sharp contrast to his predecessor, making a point or making at least one statement in English. "I bring peace and friendship from Iranians to Americans." Rouhani says Iran is ready to have result-oriented talks with the international community about its nuclear program, saying in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly. "Nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction have no place in Iran's security and defense doctrine," he says. Rouhani told CNN's Chritiane Amanpour, he believes, as president, he has the authority from Iran's supreme leader to start talks on his country's nuclear program. "The supreme leader of Iran has said that should negotiations be necessary for the national interest of the country, he is, in fact, not opposed to it." he says. Rouhani says he intended to meet informally with President Barack Obama at the United Nations. "But I believe we didn't have sufficient time to really coordinate the meeting," he says. Two senior Obama administration officials told CNN the meeting was considered "too complicated" for Iran back home. Rouhani was firm in his speech when it came to Iran's ally, Syria, welcoming a plan for Syria's government to turn over chemical weapons to the international community, stressing there are no "violent soulutions" to international crises. The U.N. General Assembly continues Wednesday.
   
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