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Backlash after Iran's Rouhani calls foes of nuclear deal 'cowards'
Backlash after Iran's Rouhani calls foes of nuclear deal 'cowards'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani found himself in a political firestorm Tuesday, the day after he denounced his hard-line critics as “political cowards” who oppose his efforts to reach an agreement with the West over the country's nuclear program. Two hundred members of Iran’s Parliament demanded that Rouhani meet with them behind closed doors to explain his speech, delivered to an annual meeting of Iranian ambassadors. In it, the president, known as a moderate, said the opponents of a nuclear deal were suffering from “negotiation-phobia” and suggested they go to hell. “Once one talks about negotiations, they say we are trembling. To hell -- go...

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