Iran president dismisses U.S. Congress over nuke deal

April 15, 2015 5:06 PM

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday dismissed pressure from the U.S. Congress over a preliminary deal on the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program, saying that Tehran is dealing with world powers — not American lawmakers.

In a speech to tens of thousands of Iranians in the northern city of Rasht, Rouhani said his nation is pursuing a "dignified" agreement with the six-member group, which includes the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany.

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