Tehran, Iran, Aug. 30
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that US sanctions are despicable acts which go against spirit of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.
Noting that fresh US sanctions violate Geneva deal, the Iranian president said that some of the imposed sanctions are crimes against humanity.
"Illegal sanctions are violations of our nation's rights," he added.
Rouhani went on to note that it will not be easy for the West to continue sanctions against Tehran.
He went on to note that Iran will continue its nuclear talks with the P5+1 group of countries.
"If the other side is honest, we will achieve a final deal in nuclear talks," he said.
He explained that the nuclear negotiations are very tough with at least three to four core issues.
"Nuclear talks are complicated but we hope to reach a conclusion in due time," Rouhani noted.
Iranian president made the remarks in a press conference in Tehran on August 30.
Iran and P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council comprising of China, France, Russia, Britain, the US Plus Germany) are likely to hold a new round of nuclear talks on the sidelines of the upcoming UN General Assembly Session in September.
Iran and the P5+1 group of countries sealed an interim deal in Geneva on November 24 to pave the way for the full resolution of the West's decade-old dispute with Iran over the country's nuclear energy program, Press TV reported.
The Geneva deal took effect on January 20 and expired on July 20. However the two sides agreed to extend their talks for four months till Nov. 24 to reach a permanent deal on Iran's disputed nuclear program.
In exchange for Iran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, the US and its allies agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against Tehran.