Tehran, Iran, Aug. 3
By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:
An Iranian political commentator and former official has said President Hassan Rouhani is right in saying Iran's achievement through the recent nuclear deal is greater than what had been previously expected.
The comments came in response to a statement by Rouhani who said August 2 that when he decided to pursue nuclear talks two years ago, he had not thought his diplomatic team would succeed as much as they have.
Iran has gained much in a positive atmosphere despite the fact that it had been treated in an offensive way, former Iranian ambassador to the UN Ali Khorram told Trend August 3.
"After those abusive restrictions, the outcome of the deal now is respect for Iran," he added.
The former official said the UN Security Council resolutions which were posed on Iran in past years could have created very bad and undesired situations for the Islamic republic.
"But now, those resolutions are revoked, Iran has preserved its nuclear industry, and the Islamic Republic has been treated with respect," Khorram reiterated.
The Rouhani diplomatic team sat for talks with a group of world powers called the group 5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) shortly after he came to office in 2013.
Nearly two years after that the Iranian nuclear negotiators left the negotiation table with a deal which will bring great benefit to Iran.
Through the deal, although Iran has to restrict parts of its nuclear activities, it will be freed of economic sanctions. Also, Iran's case in the UN Security Council will stop to be considered under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter.
Edited by CN