Tehran, Iran, August 2
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iranian president said that the country reached its three goals in nuclear deal.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has just started a live address on the national TV (IRIB) on August 2 about the recent deal on the country's nuclear program as well as his administration's economic plans.
"Iran's main goals in nuclear talks were protecting nuclear rights, excluding from the resolution of Chapter VII of the United Nations as well as elimination of sanctions".
Rouhani said that while countries such as Iraq and Japan have suffered much loss in trying to come out of Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, Iran's achievement in winning UN approval of its peacefulness through diplomacy and preventing any great loss is "unique", he said.
He added what has been gained through the nuclear deal is far greater than what was expected two years ago when he set out for the nuclear talks.
"Iraq even underwent a change of regime after it was brought under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter and Japan had to toil for many years to neutralize its case. But Iran insured its rights through legal action," the president noted.
"The mechanisms of nuclear deal have been devised to make sure Iran will not be the loser in the deal, he stated. He called the agreement a win-win deal".
"Global concerns that Iran has been aiming to make a nuclear bomb and that the deal has postponed Iran's developing of a nuclear bomb for one year are fantasy", he said, adding Iran has not been seeking a nuclear bomb in the first place.
In reaction to domestic concerns about how reliable the 5+1 group would be, he said Iran has tested the group's reliability during the past two years, adding he expected the group to remain faithful to the deal in the next 10 years envisioned for the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Iran and P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) achieved the nuclear deal on July 14.
Through the deal, world powers have tried to intensify International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) monitoring over Iran's nuclear activities, while Iran has pursued the removal of sanctions on its economy.
In relation to concerns that the nuclear deal will weaken Iran's military power, Rouhani said his administration has boosted Iran's military capabilities as much as 80 percent of the military power-up achieved during the 10 years preceding his administration.
Iranian president said that the deal will not mitigate Iran's missile power either, because it specifically bans Iran from any missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, while Iran is not going to make such missiles, therefore the restriction will be of no practical effect, he said.