Rouhani: Iran to Settle Nuclear Issue through Interaction
GORGAN (Tasnim) - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani made assurances that his county will settle the standoff over its peaceful nuclear energy program as it takes “the path of constructive interaction” with the rest of the world.
“There is no doubt that the East, West and the entire region need to have constructive interaction with Iran. Today, world needs Iran to maintain regional and global security and set economic growth in motion. Iran has been the land of growth and progress for the region and the world," said President Rouhani in an address to people in the northern Iranian Golestan Province on Tuesday.
The Iranian president pointed to the nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers and said the world countries have already recognized Iran nuclear rights including uranium enrichment inside the country.
“Today, the world accepts that enrichment will be carried out on Iranian soil; the world accepts that we will have a heavy water reactor in Arak; the world accepts that we will continue research and development work; the world accepts that we will proceed with our activities at Fordow (nuclear facility),” Rouhani reiterated in Gorgan.
President Rouhani described the removal “cruel” anti-Iran sanctions as an inalienable right of the Iranian nation saying the world has realized that it is time to lift the sanctions against Iran.
He also gave assurance that the country will ultimately turn victorious in the course of nuclear talks.
Back in November, top diplomats from Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany decided to extend talks on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program for more seven months.
A fresh round of talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 were held ahead of the self-imposed deadline of November 24.
On November 24, 2013, the two sides 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 deal that would end a decade of impasse over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear energy program.