Too good to be true? “We have never pursued or sought a nuclear bomb, and we are not going to do so,” Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, said in an interview with NBC. Rouhani also said that his country should have the ability to seek “peaceful nuclear technology.” The new leader has wasted no time in showing his more moderate side—he tweeted wishes for a blessed Rosh Hashanah earlier this month and also ordered the release of political prisoners. Rouhani is pushing for engagement with the West to ease crippling sanctions and told NBC he and President Obama have exchanged “positive and constructive” letters.
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