Rouhani: Major Issues in JCPOA Talks Resolved
By Staff, Agencies
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that “Main issues in the Vienna talks on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal have been settled.”
He further stated that “It is now possible to have the sanctions lifted right away.”
Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Rouhani said his administration has done a great job by overcoming the economic war on Iran.
Highlighting his administration’s success in bringing the US to the negotiation table in Vienna and in resolving the major issues, Rouhani said if there is a will and if Iran’s top negotiator in the Vienna talks, Abbas Araqchi, is given the necessary authority, the administration would be able to have the sanctions lifted today.
The Iranian president further noted that the next administration will have a much easier job in running the country, since his administration has handled the situation under an unprecedented economic war and while facing the problems in the import of medicine and foodstuff.
In parallel, Rouhani said Iran’s non-oil exports in the first quarter of the current Iranian year have increased by 69 percent compared to the corresponding period last year, and a positive balance of trade has been recorded in the 3-month period.
The outgoing president also noted that the next administration will take over the office with proper coronavirus-related conditions, saying efforts will continue to supply the COVID vaccine as the homegrown vaccines will be soon available in the market.
In comments on Sunday, Rouhani boasted of his administration’s success in dealing with the foreign sanctions in an unequal battle, urging that his successor should be informed of the economic conditions and the measures taken during his tenure to settle the problems.