Iranian President: We will continue to adhere to the nuclear deal despite domestic opposition

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. There is a press conference on the sidelines of the National Task Force Against Coronavirus, during which he defended his government’s policy in the shadow of the economic challenges facing Iran and the corona plague. He stressed that his government has been able to exercise, establish and make Iran’s (international) rights in the nuclear field legal from the signing of the 2015 nuclear deal onwards.

In addition, Rouhani responded to his critics, including opponents of the nuclear deal, arguing that his government was always working for the welfare of the Iranian people “President Trump’s goal was to destroy the nuclear deal, he failed. It is clear that some people from home wanted the agreement to fail. ” The president said that Israel was behind the assassination of the nuclear scientist and that “Iran reserves the right to take revenge wherever and whenever it chooses. Meanwhile, Iran continues to hunt for the assassins.

Rouhani said that Iran has done its best to maintain the nuclear agreement so that it can fulfill its role (help the Iranian economy), of course the agreement is not perfect and there are failures in it, only Allah is not wrong, in any case “this is a historic and precedent agreement for Iran and the region… A country that can negotiate with six powers and succeed while under sanctions. “

Speaking to opponents of the agreement, Rouhani added, “Some people wanted to destroy the nuclear deal so that it would not materialize, but the Iranian government maintained it. This agreement challenged President Trump at the UN three times and humiliated the United States. Rouhani said he believes the situation with the entry of the Biden administration will be different and that in any case Iran is striving to improve relations with Western countries and Europe and its regional neighbors.

Referring to the sanctions, President Rouhani made it clear, ahead of the possibility of resuming negotiations with the Biden administration, that the Iranian government will not allow anyone to delay the removal of the sanctions. Break the sanctions and it is the right of the people… the United States must return and fulfill its obligations as soon as everyone returns to fulfill their obligations we will return to fulfill our obligations ”.

As part of the press questions, the President added: “If (P4 + 1) Moabit companies (excluding the United States that withdrew from the agreement and Germany) or P5 + 1 (Moabit companies and Germany) fulfill their obligations, the Iranian government will do the same immediately. “Economic sanctions, for example on the oil imposed by the Trump administration will be removed.” At the same time, Rouhani reiterated that Iran would not be willing to reopen the terms of the nuclear agreement and, in particular, would not agree to discuss its missile program. “The agreement is signed and should not be discussed again, everyone must adhere to their obligations,” and Biden acknowledges this.

Rouhani defined the Majles’ decision to toughen Iran’s position following the assassination of Fakhrizadeh as a strategic move to lift sanctions rather than continue to exist, would the law (which the government opposed and stated was not helpful) achieve its goal? That is another question. ” Rouhani mentioned that as part of the fifth pulse of the process of eroding Iran’s commitment to the nuclear deal, Iran said there would be no more restrictions on enrichment and research and development and in fact hinted that the bill had nothing new.

Regarding the assassination of Fakhrizadeh, one of the leaders of the Iranian military nuclear program, Rouhani said that the goal of the Zionist regime behind the assassination was to create instability and push for a regional war in the last days of the Trump administration. He added, “The Iranian government reserves the right to avenge Fakhrizadeh’s death, but it will be the one to determine the time and place and not allow others to do so. At the same time for Iran, regional stability is important. In the Persian Gulf with the countries bordering it, the plan was even presented at the UN.