Nuclear negotiators will come out victorious in talks: President Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran’s negotiating team will come out victorious in the nuclear talks with P5+1 states.
The Iranian president made the comments while speaking to a group of women and family rights activists in Tehran on Sunday.
“The country, people, and the negotiating team have carried out their responsibilities towards the talks,” he said.
“Currently, we are very close to the peak (of the nuclear talks) but there are still steps left to reach this peak. With the help of God, Iranian negotiators will emerge victorious from this difficult and complicated battle,” he added.
Safeguarding nuclear rights
Earlier in the day, Rouhani called for implementation of a law aimed at safeguarding Iran’s nuclear rights and achievements after the conclusion of talks.
According to Fars News Agency, Rouhani ordered Iranian Foreign Ministry and the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran to enforce the law.
In accordance to the law, any conclusion reached during the ongoing nuclear talks with the P5+1 should include the “complete” removal of sanctions against Tehran, implemented on the day of reaching an agreement.
It also calls for Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to report on the process of “the implementation of the agreement” to the Iranian Parliament (Majlis).
It further states that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is allowed to only conduct “conventional inspections” at nuclear sites and will not be granted access to other sensitive or military sites.
After missing several deadlines, Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China – plus Germany are still holding intensive talks in Vienna to iron out the remaining differences and nail down a landmark agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program.
“No extension, we will finish hopefully. We need some more time. We need to do some more work,” Zarif said following a meeting with his US counterpart John Kerry earlier in the day.