Iran President Rouhani Says ‘JCPOA, Political Victory for Nation’

Iran President Rouhani Says ‘JCPOA, Political Victory for Nation’
Tue Apr 19, 2016 16:34:10

President Hassan Rouhani has defended a nuclear agreement which has recently come under criticism at home, calling it a “political and legal honor for the Iranian nation.”

The remarks made in the north-central Iranian city of Semnan on Tuesday came amid complaints that the US and the EU are not fulfilling their part of the deal reached in July.

“The great Iranian nation made a historical decision. It decided to defeat the Islamophobia and Iranophobia [campaign] spread by the bid world powers and international Zionism,” he said in the north-central Semnan Province on Tuesday.

Rouhani added that the Iranians stood firm in the face all the pressure and facilitated the removal of anti-Iran sanction against the country with their strong resolve.

“We have almost reached the summit,” the Iranian chief executive noted.

“Who would have thought that six [UN] Security Council resolutions and 12 resolutions [devised by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s] Board of Governors be terminated one after another,” he said.

Iran and the P5+1 — the US, Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany — signed the agreement in Vienna last July.

After the agreement, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), went into effect on January 16, all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran by the European Union, the UN Security Council, and the US were lifted. Iran, in return, has put some limitations on its nuclear activities, Press TV reported.

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