Photos by Akbar Tavakkoli and Ehsan Naderippor. Islamic Republic News Agency
People poured into the streets of Tehran celebrating President Rouhani's endorsement of the preliminary nuclear agreement with the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany). In his televised address, Rouhani said the nuclear agreement is just a step toward interaction with the world including all those countries that want to respect the Iranian nation and "work with the people of Iran within framework" of mutual interests. President Rouhani also stated that there is no doubt that cooperation and interaction will benefit all.
Report of President Rouhani's address by Tehran Times
President Rouhani says world admits enrichment in Iran is not a threat
TEHRAN - The memory of signing the joint statement by Tehran and six world powers for a final deal on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program will remain in people's minds forever, President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday in a televised address.
Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) signed a framework nuclear deal on Thursday in Lausanne, Switzerland, after eight days of hugely intensive negotiations.
Rouhani said the world should know that Iranians would keep their promises and will live up to such promises provided that the opposite side abides by its promises as well.
The president also said the world has come to the understanding that producing nuclear fuel on the Iranian soil does not pose threat to any country.
"In the framework of the agreement that we reached at last night (late Thursday) the 5+1 accepted that Iran has enrichment on its soil," he said.
He added, "Yesterday, they said enrichment in Iran is a threat to the region and the world but today all have acknowledged that enrichment in Iran is not a threat to anybody."
He also said if some day the other side decides to choose a new path, the way would be open to the Iranian nation to make a proportionate response as well.
The nuclear agreement is just a step toward interaction with the world including all those countries that want to respect the Iranian nation and "work with the people of Iran within framework" of mutual interests, Rouhani asserted.
President Rouhani also stated that there is no doubt that cooperation and interaction will benefit all.
Rouhani added that all the six UN sanctions resolutions against Iran would be lifted at once when the tentative agreement between Iran and world powers is finalized.
He also said some people at home believe that Iran should either fight with the world powers or surrender to them, but there is a third way, which is interaction with the world.
The president also thanked Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and other relevant officials for their support for the administration and the country's nuclear negotiating team.
He also appreciated the efforts made by the country's negotiators.
President Rouhani also added that Iran seeks to mend its ties with countries with which it has had tense relations.
Rouhani also called for a healthy and sound political competition in Iran, saying such a competition would contribute to the advancement of the country.
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