Iran will settle nuclear issue: Rouhani


Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic will resolve the dispute over its nuclear program through constructive interaction with the world.

“In the path of constructive interaction with the world, we will get the nuclear issue to a conclusion,” President Rouhani said in an address to people in the northern Iranian Golestan Province on Tuesday.

“Do not doubt that the P5+1 countries, the Western world, the Eastern world and the region all need to have constructive interaction with Iran,” he said.

Pointing to Iran’s crucial steps to reach a deal with the P5+1, he noted that world countries have recognized and accepted the main aspects of the country’s nuclear program.

“Today, the world accepts that enrichment will be carried out on Iranian soil; the world accepts that we will have a heavy water reactor in Arak; the world accepts that we will continue research and development (R&D) work; the world accepts that we will proceed with our activities at Fordow [nuclear facility],” Rouhani said.

The Iranian president noted that the world has realized that it is time to end the cruel sanctions against the country.

He expressed confidence that the Iranian nation would achieve the final victory in the nuclear issue.

He also added that the world needs Iran to improve global security and economic situation and noted that a large number of foreign companies are preparing for business with Iran in the coming months.

In their last round of talks, Iran and the P5+1 countries – Russia, China, Britain, the US, France plus Germany – wrapped up a week of intense closed-door nuclear negotiations in Vienna on November 24.

At the end of the talks, the two sides decided to extend their discussions for seven more months. They also agreed that the interim deal they had signed in the Swiss city of Geneva last November remain in place during the remainder of the negotiations until July 1, 2015.

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