Rouhani: No talks over nuclear deal, missile program
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 6
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran will not negotiate about the nuclear deal reached between Tehran and the six world powers in 2015.
The JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, aka nuclear deal) will not be renegotiated or rewritten, Rouhani said in a press conference in Tehran on Feb. 6, broadcast by state-run IRINN TV.
Renegotiating a deal that is signed after 30 months of negotiations and is confirmed by the UN Security Council is meaningless, the Iranian president said.
The nuclear deal is an international agreement and is a commitment undertaken by the US government and not by the Democratic Party, Rouhani said, adding that Tehran will remain in the deal as long as its interests are served.
He underlined that the Islamic Republic will not be the side that initiates the nuclear deal's violation.
Rouhani further rejected any negotiation over Iran's missile program.
Iranian missiles are a matter of Iran’s defense program and don't impose any threat upon any party, the president said.
Regarding the ties with the United States, Rouhani said that Tehran and Washington will not have relations unless the US administration changes it policies towards Iran.