December 15, 2014

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Iran's President Pledges to Face Down Forces Opposing a Nuclear Deal (THOMAS ERDBRINK, DEC. 15, 2014, NY Times)

Risking his political standing, Iran's president stressed on Monday that he was determined to cinch a nuclear deal and prepared to take on the conservative forces who would prefer not to see an agreement with the West, even if that means continued economic sanctions on Iran.

"Some people may not like to see the sanctions lifted," the president, Hassan Rouhani, said as Iranian negotiators and their United States counterparts resumed talks in Geneva. "Their numbers are few, and they want to muddy the waters."

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