Rouhani calls Iranian critics of his nuclear policy "cowards"

DUBAI - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called critics of his nuclear policy "cowards", state news agency IRNA reported on Monday, defending his stance to engage in talks with the West.


Iranian hardliners, unsettled by the shift to a more moderate foreign policy since Rouhani took office a year ago, have repeatedly knocked an interim deal with world powers under which Iran has curbed some nuclear work in exchange for limited sanctions relief.