May 8, 2019, 10:07 AM
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Rouhani: JCPOA serves interest of region, world

Tehran, May 8, IRNA – Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the nuclear deal was to the interest of the world and the region, but the enemies of Iran pressed US to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

The Iranian president made the remarks at the cabinet meeting on live TV broadcast to mark the first anniversary of the US unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal (May 8, 2018).

'The JCPOA has a national strategic foundation, it was not an individual or partisan or governmental issue,' he said.

'Rather, it was a national decision which was made by the entire governing system,' Rouhani said.

The enemies, including the American hardliners, Zionists, and the reactionaries in the region, were opposed to the international deal since the very moment it was reached, he added.

'It was to the interest of the region and the world, but not the enemies of Iran, therefore they spared no effort since 2015 to undermine elegant structure of the international deal,' he said.

Rouhani said that the people in the region, the Europeans and even the US allies and the international companies are suffering from the US policies, creating restrictions for the European companies doing business with Iran.

'But the Zionism and the reactionaries, AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) pressured the US to withdraw from the deal.'

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