Baku, Azerbaijan, May 3
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran will never violate its commitments under the nuclear deal signed with the six world powers last year.
"Today the world trusts in Iran and its commitments," Rouhani said at the opening ceremony of the 29th Tehran International Book Fair, Iran's state-run IRINN TV reported May 3.
"I believe that global trust is important," Rouhani said, adding when Iran makes a promise to the world, it keeps to its promise until the end.
He further underlined that the nuclear talks concluded with a win-win outcome for both Iran and the P5+1 (the US, UK, Russia, China, Germany, France).
The entire world enjoys the deal, however certain countries in the region are unsatisfied with the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action aka nuclear deal) and try to prevent its implementation, Rouhani said.
"Today we have entered a new stage," Rouhani said, adding the post-JCPOA world is different from the one before the JCPOA.
Iran and the P5+1 group of countries agreed in July 2015 on a landmark nuclear deal to curb Tehran's sensitive nuclear activities in return for lifting of the sanctions on the Islamic Republic. The international sanctions on Iran were removed as the JCPOA entered the implementation phase on Jan. 16.
Elsewhere in his remarks Rouhani touched upon domestic cultural and social issues, defending freedom of speech in the country.
"Critics should not be arrested and jailed, however I am not saying that a person can spread lies and undermine national security under the cover of being critic," he said.