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Iran agreement showed language of threat should be dropped: Rouhani

23 July 2015 16:58



Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says “the recent agreement” reached between Iran and the P5+1 countries over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program conveyed the message that the language of threat against the country should be dropped.

“The agreement conveyed this message to the world: Put aside arms and threats forever! This agreement sent the message to the world that the most difficult and complex international issues can be resolved through dialog and negotiations. It also gave the message that Iranians must never be threatened,” Rouhani said during a ceremony in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Thursday morning.

He also praised Iranian negotiators over their “tireless efforts and steadfastness” during the course of the marathon nuclear talks with representatives from the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States – plus Germany.

Rouhani further hailed “the great Iranian nation for exercising patience during years of sanctions,” describing anti-Iran bans as cruel and inhumane.

Diplomats and officials from Iran, the EU and the P5+1 attend a last plenaery session at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. (AFP photo)

Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers succeeded in finalizing the text of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on July 14 after 18 days of intense negotiations and all-nighters that capped around 23 months of talks between Iran and the six other countries.

Under the JCPOA, limits will be put on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all economic and financial bans, against the Islamic Republic.

The Security Council on Monday unanimously endorsed a draft resolution turning the JCPOA into international law. All 15 members of the world body voted for the draft UN resolution in New York, setting the stage for the lifting of the Security Council sanctions against Iran.

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