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Iran to be more 'transparent' in nuclear issue: Rouhani

Updated: 2013-06-17 21:36
( Xinhua)

TEHRAN - Iran's president-elect Hassan Rouhani said Monday that his country will try to be more " transparent" in its nuclear issue to "build confidence."

"The sanctions are problems which Iran face today and all of us know that they are oppressive," Rouhani said at his first press conference after his election, adding that the use of sanctions in today's world is a "reactionary method and its time has already passed."

"The sanctions are not advantageous for the West either, which is facing economic problems. The (imposed) sanctions only benefit Israel, not other states," said Rouhani.

He added the next government will follow two steps, "Firstly, Iran will display more transparency to tell the world that it is doing within the international regulations. And secondly, we will increase the confidence between Iran and the worlds."