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Iran's President Rouhani Says Nuclear Deal Opens A New Chapter

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference in Tehran on June 13, 2015. There are still 'many differenc
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference in Tehran on June 13, 2015. There are still 'many differences over details' of a nuclear deal Iran and world powers are trying to conclude by June 30, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said. AFP PHOTO / BEHROUZ MEHRI (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

DUBAI, July 14 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday a nuclear deal with major powers would open a new chapter of cooperation with the outside world after years of sanctions, predicting the "win-win" result would gradually eliminate mutual mistrust.

He added in a live televised speech that Iran would abide by its commitments under the agreement as long as world powers did, and asserted the accord protected gains made by Tehran in a nuclear program the West suspects is intended to develop an atomic weapon. Iran says the work is purely peaceful.

Rouhani also urged neighboring countries to ignore what he called propaganda by its arch foe Israel, saying Iran had a shared interest in the stability of the region. (Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin and Parisa Hafezi, Writing by William Maclean)

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