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Iran on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" a demand by U.S. President Barack Obama that Tehran freeze its sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. "Obama’s stance ... is expressed in unacceptable and threatening phrases ... Iran will not accept excessive and illogical demands," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by Fars. "Tehran will continue nuclear negotiations with the six powers," he added. In an interview with Reuters on Monday, Obama said Iran must commit to a verifiable halt of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear work for a landmark atomic deal to be reached between Tehran and six major powers.
GENEVA (AP) — Top automakers are vowing to press ahead with weak-selling electric vehicles and zero-emissions technology — even as they unveil powerful, expensive luxury cars sports cars aimed at a growing global automarket.