Iran Nuclear Deal to Benefit All Sides, Bolster Int’l Treaties: Rouhani
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that a comprehensive nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers will benefit all parties and encourage the world countries to honor the international treaties.
“The agreement with the (Group) 5+1 will benefit Iran and the whole countries and will be also beneficial to the economy, development, science and the world,” President Rouhani said in a Wednesday session of the cabinet in Tehran.
“Such an agreement can bolster the international treaties and will make the countries rely on the international treaties,” he added.
The president also expressed the hope that the talks between Iran and the sextet of world powers (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) would result in a “win-win agreement”, and stressed, “Unilateral benefit does not make any deal solid and durable.”
Iran has spared no effort to secure the long-awaited deal and has even shown the necessary flexibility in its demands, he noted, hoping that the other parties, particularly the US, would avoid excessive demands in the course of talks.
Rouhani further noted that the internal problems of certain negotiating parties have no place in the nuclear talks, saying the whole members of the Group 5+1 (also known as the P5+1 or E3+3) should take into account the long-term interests of the nations and the region.
Iran and the six powers are in talks to hammer out a final deal to end a decade of impasse over Tehran’s civilian nuclear work.
On November 24, 2013, the parties signed an interim nuclear deal in the Swiss city of Geneva.
The Geneva deal (the Joint Plan of Action) came into effect in January and expired in July, when the parties decided to extend negotiations until November 24 in the hope of clinching a final, lasting accord.
The final round of talks before the November 24 deadline are slated to be held in Austria’s Vienna, beginning November 18.