Iran in possession of higher power of diplomacy after JCPOA - Rouhani (UPDATE)
Tehran, Iran, January 17
By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has appeared in a press conference to address the Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
With the nuclear deal, Iran has proven to be in possession of a greater power, which is that of diplomacy, he said, Trend correspondent reported January 17.
The president noted that with the nuclear deal, Iran has become free from the pressure from 6 resolutions by UN Security Council and 12 by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
From today on Iran's nuclear program will not be considered a threat to world, he stressed.
Rouhani also said that Iranian banks will have the chance of cooperation with world banks from the day on, underlining the opening of over one thousand LCs on the first day after the implementation.
"Today is a new era of our relations with the world," Rouhani said
Situation is ripe for welcoming entrepreneurs and Iran needs private sector to be active to attract foreign investment, he added.
The president said the government expects next year economic growth to hit a minimum of 5 percent.
He pointed out in the meantime 150 foreign companies from 50 countries have visited Iran.
Rouhani further said that the JCPOA means hurdles can be removed on the way of US investment in Iran.
On the prospect of the US violating the JCPOA, he said it does not matter what US government, they are bound to abide by deal.
"There are parties which might do otherwise, but important is world has come to realize sanctions is wrong path," he stated.