Iranian President to Address Public on Nuclear Deal Today

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to address the nation in a live televised program on Saturday, following a joint statement by Tehran and world powers over the implementation of the July nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.

Iranian President to Address Public on Nuclear Deal Today

President Rouhani’s speech will be broadcast live on a number of channels of the Iranian television as well as international TV networks.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will make a joint statement on the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) later on Saturday.

Earlier on Friday, a senior Iranian diplomat had said that "good news" will shortly be published on the implementation of the deal finalized back in July 2015.

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi also on Wednesday had predicted that implementation of the JCPOA would start by Saturday, after the UN nuclear agency releases its final report.

“The (International Atomic Energy) Agency’s inspectors are supposed to issue their final report on Iran’s honoring of commitments until Friday. I believe the parties will perform their undertakings by Friday and Saturday and (then) the implementation day would be announced,” Araqchi said at the time.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (also known as E3+3 and P5+1) on July 14, 2015, reached a conclusion on a 159-page nuclear agreement that would terminate all sanctions imposed on Tehran over its nuclear energy program after coming into force.

Afterwards, the 15-memebr United Nations Security Council passed a resolution that endorsed the JCPOA.

According to the UNSC Resolution 2231, all previous UNSC sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program will be terminated when the JCPOA takes effect.

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