Gov't Seeks Lifting of Improper Sanctions: Iran’s President

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حسن روحانی

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined that his administration resolutely seeks an end to the sanctions imposed on the Iranian nation.

Addressing a gathering of workers in Tehran on the occasion of International Workers’ Day, the president said his administration is determined to have all the improper sanctions lifted.

He noted that parts of anti-Iran sanctions have already been lifted (in accordance to the Geneva Agreement).

Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) in November last year signed an interim deal, known as Geneva Agreement, on Tehran’s nuclear case.

Based on the interim deal (the Joint Plan of Action), the world powers agreed to suspend some non-essential sanctions and to impose no new nuclear-related bans in return for Tehran's decision to suspend its 20% enrichment for a period of six months.

The breakthrough deal, which has come into effect since January 20, stipulates that over the course of six months, Iran and the six countries will draw up a comprehensive nuclear deal which will lead to a lifting of the whole sanctions on Iran.

Delegations representing Iran and the G5+1 (also known as P5+1 or E3+3) wrapped up the latest round of their nuclear talks in the Austrian capital of Vienna on April 9.

The negotiating parties are slated to convene the next meeting on May 13, again in Vienna, to start drafting the text of an ultimate deal on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.

President Rouhani further underlined his administration’s resolve to turn the current Iranian year of 1393 (March 2014- March 2015) into one in which production thrives.

He added that through interaction with the world while safeguarding the Iranian nation’s rights, the government seeks growth in the export of Iranian-made products to world markets.

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