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By DEEPTI HAJELA  Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- A throng of people waving Iranian flags and carrying signs condemned Iranian President Hasan Rouhani at a rally near the United Nations.

The Manhattan protesters said Tuesday that his recent talk of opening dialogue with the United States is merely a ruse.

They say Iran has to show it's moving away from trying to build a nuclear weapon before the United States opens any negotiations.

The sizeable crowd of at least several hundred people heard from speakers including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and ex-United Nations Ambassador John Bolton.

Rouhani, elected in June, was in New York to speak to the U.N. General Assembly.

President Barack Obama addressed the assembly Tuesday morning. He said Rouhani's words would have to be matched with actions.

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