Rouhani: Courage needed to clinch nuclear deal Iran President Hassan Rouhani said Friday “courageous decisions” must be made to clinch a long-term nuclear agreement and that any deal without the lifting of all sanctions against Tehran was “unacceptable.” Speaking to reporters in New York on the sidelines of the annual U.N. General Assembly, he added that progress in the latest round of talks between Iran and six world powers has been “extremely slow.” “We must look forward to the future and make the courageous decisions vis-a-vis this problem,” Rouhani said. “ Iran will never surrender its legal right to civilian nuclear activities,” he added. “Enrichment will continue on our soil.” “Sanctions should be lifted totally and altogether and any agreement that does not have that will not be acceptable for Iran. This agreement will be beneficial for Iran, the P5+1 and for stability in the region,” he said. A […]