Rouhani calls for preparing national plan to develop country
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 10
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on the officials to prepare the country for a second joint comprehensive plan of action "JCPOA-2".
He described the "JCPOA-2" as a national plan to change and develop the country, IRNA news agency reported.
Alluding to a nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action clinched between Tehran and the world major powers last July which put an end to most of the international sanctions against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program, Rouhani said that the country should get ready for development.
President Rouhani made the remarks at a ceremony to inaugurate several development projects across the country on the occasion of the "Ten Days of Dawn", marking the 37th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, when the late revolution leader Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran after almost 15 years of exile.
Saying that the JCPOA paved the way for the country's development and removed the obstacles, Rouhani added that the Iran is capable of advancing forward.
After a number of nuclear talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries, the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced Jan. 16 about the implementation of the JCPOA and the removal of economic sanctions on Iran.
According to the statement, the EU confirmed that the legal framework, providing for lifting of its nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions, is effective.