Rouhani says ‘tough road’ ahead of final nuclear deal
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says there is a “tough road ahead” of a final deal between the Islamic Republic and global powers on Tehran’s nuclear program, warning that the Iranian government and nation will not bow to pressure.
According to Press TV, in a joint meeting of his administration and parliament on Sunday, Rouhani said that Iran regards the recent agreement as only the beginning of a long and complicated road to a comprehensive deal.
Rouhani said “In these negotiations, we agreed on solutions and we have very tough road ahead before reaching the final outcome.”
The Iranian president further warned the Western powers that they must stick to their commitments in case a permanent agreement is achieved.
Rouhani said “The assumption that the US and the EU are big powers and therefore can do anything is wrong. And their reputation and prestige would be jeopardized in case they violate their commitments,” adding “Our diplomats, legal experts, and politicians are formidable and the other side could not overpower us.”
Rouhani said the world has come to realize that the Iranian nation and government would in no way yield to pressure in nuclear negotiations, adding “the other side clearly knows that this government and nation are not used to submissiveness.”
The president further vowed that his administration would do its best to safeguard all the Iranian nations’ rights including the right to us peaceful nuclear technology.