President: Iran's engagement, G5+1 respect account for CJPOA
President Hassan Rouhani said in Tehran on Tuesday that what is now available as the Comprehensive Joint Plan of Action (CJPOA) originated from Iran's engagement and respect on the part of the G5+1 and of the two elements had been absent, there would have been no agreement between the two sides, IRNA reported.
Delivering his live TV address, President Rouhani said, 'Our people explicitly announced in the 2013 presidential elections that they want a government that would take into consideration nuclear achievements along with peace and development of the country coupled with public welfare; and this was the path chosen by the 11th government.'
He said, 'Of course, the great Iranian nation has always been a nation of logic and reasoning. I said since the beginning and in the swearing-in ceremony that the West would have engagement with us on condition that it it quits the language of threat and humiliation.'
He added that the country's success in handling affairs under hard economic conditions has been a necessity.
The Chief Executive said when starting talks under conditions of sanctions, inflation was more than 40 percent
He added that at that time the country's economic growth rate was minus 6.8 percent but in the course of talks, while handling the country's affairs, the government managed to curb inflation and attain a positive growth rate. 'This was the strongest message given to the G5+1 states by the 11th government,' added the president.
'It was the steadfastness and resistance of people that dragged the other party to the negotiation table,' said President Rouhanil, referring to four goals of Iran in holding negotiations with G5+1.
The first goal, said Rouhani, was to continue to maintain its nuclear capability and technology.
He said the second goal was to have the unjust and tyrannical sanctions lifted, while the third goal was to get all anti-Iran resolutions lifted byue Security Council and the UN.
He said the fourth goal was to close by removing its from the Chapter 7 of the UN Charter and Security Council.
Noting that all the four goals are met in today's agreement and the Comprehensive Joint Plan of Action (CJPOA), the president said, of course, to observe the red lines and at the same time attain goals, Iranian diplomats, lawyers, economists and also nuclear scientists have made extraordinary efforts over the past 23 months.
Today, he added, the agreement is reached under conditions that Iran can keep 5,000 out of 6,000 centrifuges in Natanz and 1,000 in Fordu facilities.