20-05-2022 09:18 PM Jerusalem Timing

Rouhani: Iran Optimistic about JCPOA, Not about US

Rouhani: Iran Optimistic about JCPOA, Not about US

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani said Sunday that Iran’s positive attitude towards last year’s nuclear agreement with the P5+1 does not represent its view about the United States and other world powers

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani said Sunday that Iran’s positive attitude towards last year’s nuclear agreement with the P5+1 does not represent its view about the United States and other world powers.

In an address to a large crowd of people in the southwestern city of Yasuj, President Rouhani indicated that “optimism about the JCPOA does not mean optimism about superpowers; we are optimistic about the JCPOA, but pessimistic with regards to the US,” in reference to the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

The accord was signed between Tehran and the P5+1 group of world powers, namely Russia, China, France, Britain, the US and Germany, on July 14, 2015.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian chief executive said the JCPOA paved the ground for economic development in the country and attracting domestic and foreign investment.

Rouhani further said Iranians put up resistance against the six world powers and managed to “courageously break the chain of”  sanctions.

“A few may be upset by the lifting of sanctions as it endangers their profits, but the great Iranian nation is happy with” the achievement, the Iranian president added.