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Iran's new president used his debut speech at the United Nations general assembly to condemn international sanctions against his country. Hassan Rouhani's speech lacked the strident anti-Western rhetoric of his predecessor. He offered no concessions but said Iran was willing to talk again about its nuclear programme. (SOUNDBITE)(Farsi) IRANIAN PRESIDENT HASSAN ROUHANI SAYING: "In this context the Islamic Republic of Iran, insisting on the implementation of its rights and the imperative of international respect and co-operation in this exercise, is prepared to engage immediately in time-bound and result-orientated talks to build mutual confidence and removal of mutual uncertainties with full transparency." Israel's strategic affairs minister was unimpressed, describing Rouhani's speech as a game of deception. (SOUNDBITE)(English) YUVAL STEINITZ, ISRAELI STRATEGIC AFFAIRS MINISTER, SAYING: "We heard a lot of rhetoric but zero new steps or even ze