Final Iran Nuclear Deal Needs Political Will: President
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged the countries negotiating with Iran on its peaceful nuclear program to demonstrate the required political will for striking a long-awaited agreement.
“The sides negotiating with Iran need to have political will, so that the talks would yield results faster,” Rouhani said in a meeting with Vesna Pusic, Croatia’s foreign minister and deputy prime minister, held in Tehran on Sunday.
President Rouhani noted that Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) have held very good talks over the past year and are “very close” to a final nuclear deal.
Iran and the six world powers are in talks to hammer out a final agreement to end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
The Iranian president further voiced Tehran’s willingness for expanding economic and cultural relations with Zagreb, adding, “Croatia can be the junction between Iran and Europe in different arenas, including energy.”
For her part, Pusic said settlement of the conflicts in the Middle East region would not be easy without a stable Iran.
“Anybody who is interested in peace and stability in the world hopes for a solution and agreement on Iran’s nuclear issue,” she added.