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President in a talk to nation in live TV program:

Political epic prepare the ground for authority to interact with the world and enter into negotiations

President Hassan Rouhani comments on the latest internal and international developments during a live televised show.

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Sun 02 - August 2015 - 22:45

President said in a televised interview on Sunday nigh that political epic prepare the ground for authority to interact with the world and enter into negotiations.
President said the achievements Iran secured by negotiations and the nuclear agreement with P5+1 group of world powers was more than what it had initially expected to gain.
He said resistance and resilience of the Iranian nation against sanctions to maintain its right to peaceful nuclear program was a capital to guarantee achieving the victory.
President said that we cannot say we have 100% trust in the partners to the agreement, but we can devise a mechanism under which no side would face a loss if the other breached the agreement.
President Rouhani said that from very beginning he was confident in victory and believed in a win-win situation based on constructive interaction with the world and serving the national interests.
He rejected some concerns that any negotiations will result in surrendering or defeating.
President said, according to UN resolutions Iran was wrongly considered as a threat to global security under Chapter VII of UN Charter.
President Rouhani said the nuclear deal and the resulting UN resolution helped to move Iran out of Chapter's provisions.
President said the fact that an interim agreement between Iran and the P5+1 has stood over the past nearly two years could be a sign that the comprehensive agreement reached between the two sides on July 14 could also be assumed as capable of standing.
President said the entire Iranian nation will stand behind its Leader and rights and will safeguard them by honorable ways as it did during Saddam-imposed war and never resorted to retaliate with chemical attacks.
He said Iran is not after weapons of mass destruction, and Iranian will not violate ethical values when it is imperative on them to defend their national rights.
Saying that during sacred defense against the Saddam-imposed war (1980-88), Iran did not use WMDs, he added, 'Now that we are not in war, why should we go after weapons of mass destruction? This is not our doctrine and logic.'
As to the nuclear issue, he referred to the religious decree (fatwa) of the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution who banned nuclear arms and stressed, production of nuclear bomb by Iran has been 'speculation and delusion'.
When asked about the cons and pros of the nuclear deal with G5+1 of world powers, he said, 'We gained three objectives of establishing our rights, moving out of Chapter VII (of UN Charter) and out of sanctions which was a great target.'
'Of course, the other side says that it has gained victory too and that it has delayed Iran's access to nuclear bomb for one year. Well let that be their victory and this be ours.'
He expressed assurance that the UN Security Coucil 2231 adopted last July in the wake of nuclear agreement will not create a national security problem and said, under its provisions Iran's arms sanctions have been reduced to limitations.
Referring to certain concerns about inspections under the agreement, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the president said there is no reason to worry at all as what Iran has agreed to under the JCPOA is nothing extraordinary.
“No one in the world would trade its national security… [and] its secrets,” he said, reassuring that Iran’s military capabilities will by no means be depleted.
President said his government's success in curbing inflation by 15 percent and achieving positive growth rate dismayed the enemies from pressuring Iran at the nuclear negotiations table.
He promised to further bring down inflation to a single digit number as his government managed to lower it from 42 to 15 percent in two years and led the country out of recession with a growth rate of 3 percent.
Saying that economic gains were one of the factors behind Iran's success at the nuclear talks, he added, 'If one wants to break down a nation by sanctions, it will be a failure. But if they want to have an impact, yes, sanction can have some effect.'
He said all anti-Iran sanctions will be lifted upon execution of the Vienna deal reached last July including those on financial, banking, insurance, transport and petrochemical sectors and added, 'I will later explain to the nation of the nights, days and hours that we had.'
He expressed confidence that the Iranian nation will mark success at the economic arena in the post-sanction era.
Dr.Rouhani agreed with concerns that with lifting of sanctions, there is a risk of returning to unwise imports as happened under previous government and said due measures will be taken to avoid it.
He stressed that anti-Iran sanctions were illegal and anti human rights which put pressures on the life of ordinary Iranians and that certain circles that had invested in continuation of sanction have lost their temper over their removal.
Responding to a question about those economic impacts of the anti-Iran sanctions that his administration sought to have removed as a result of the agreement, President Rouhani said his cabinet has been successful in containing such economic woes as a high inflation rate and stagflation.
“Sanctions cannot be successful, ever; but they can have impacts,” he said, adding that as a result of the success of the negotiations, the doors of international business opened to Iran.
No country can be found that is not happy about the conclusion of the agreement between Iran and the P5+1, but a handful of warmongers and Zionists, President Rouhani said.
Answering another question about concerns that potential increased trade activity as a result of the removal of the sanctions against Iran would result in imports of foreign goods to the country, President Rouhani said such concerns are valid.
He said Iran would welcome foreign investment, but not increased imports. President said he has directed his economic men about the issue.
Referring to the visit of foreign trade and diplomatic delegations in the wake of the nuclear agreement, he added, the deal has opened the doors to foreign technology and capital and will facilitate Iran's exports after sanctions are lifted.
In this connection, he referred to a meeting with the visiting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Tehran last week, during which it was agreed that in the post-sanction period Iran and France will work in joint export projects.
Iran should work hard toward employment for the youth, president said.
He said by the end of his administration’s term in office , the inflation rate in the country will be down to a single-digit figure.
To a question on the developments in Yemen, Palestine, and Iraq, Dr.Rouhani said, 'We have principles which are not subject to change. During the (nuclear) talks these principles did not change either.'
As Iran maintained its nuclear principles, he added, it will pursue its regional principles while the conditions for maneuvering will be facilitated.
He also cautioned against domestic expectations that with lifting of sanctions, there will be prompt outcomes in the economy and called for participation of Iranians in the country and abroad to improve the economic conditions.

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