Rouhani hails 'golden page' in Iran's history as sanctions lifted

January 17, 2016 8:40 AM

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DUBAI President Hassan Rouhani hailed on Sunday a nuclear deal with world powers as a "golden page" in Iran's history, and looked forward to an economic future less dependent on oil as the country emerges from years of sanctions and isolation.

But in an address to parliament he noted bitter opposition to Saturday's lifting of economic curbs from arch foe Israel, some members of the U.S. Congress and what he called "warmongers" in the region - an apparent reference to some of Iran's Gulf Arab adversaries.

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