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Rouhani’s language against opponents of nuclear talks prompts criticism
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TEHRAN – The speech by President Hassan Rouhani in which he harshly criticized the opponents of nuclear talks with the world powers prompted reactions from the deputy parliament speaker.
 
At the beginning of an open session of Majlis on Tuesday, Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard said the government should not stop the critics from expressing their views, stating the language used by the president does not “suit” authorities.
 
However, presidential advisor for cultural affairs Hesamuddin Ashena defended Rouhani’s language, saying the president was “frank, not angry” in his speech.
 
In a speech on Monday, Rouhani said that some people, who are politically “timid” and “cowardly”, do not have confidence and whenever the negotiations start, they say that they are shivering.
 
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