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Iran’s nuclear program poses threat to no one — President Rouhani

April 03, 2015, 21:49 UTC+3 TEHERAN

Tehran has defended its right to develop its own nuclear power sector, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a live address on the national IRINN television channel on Friday

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

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TEHERAN, April 3. /TASS/. Iran’s nuclear program poses a threat to no one, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a statement broadcast by the national television on Friday following the signing of an outline agreement on Iran’s nuclear program in Lausanne.

"We have vindicated our sovereignty. Our nuclear program threatens no one. Everything that is linked with nuclear energy, including the production of nuclear fuel, is what many world nations are doing, and it puts Iran on a par with these advanced states. It is important that the facility at Fordow will continue. It will be converted into a nuclear physics research center. Most important is that we will finally be able to remove restrictions that have been hampering thr development of our economy and the banking sector," the president said.

"It is a breakthrough not only in the nuclear sector but in many others as well. New perspectives are opening up before us. It concerns our cooperation with other countries. We will not have our hands tied. People are to feel positive changes in their lives," Rouhani underscored.

Iran defends right to develop its own nuclear power industry

 Iran has defended its right to develop its own nuclear power sector, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said addressing the nation.

"A very important step forward has been made from the start of negotiations to the communique’s adoption. We have defended our nuclear programme and the right to develop our own nuclear power industry. We have fixed its legitimacy in the face of the world public," Rouhani said commenting on the recent negotiations that ended in Lausanne on April 2.

"We should make the most important step towards concluding the final agreement by June 30," the Iranian president said adding that Iran would honour the framework agreement.

"We don't cheat. We are not two-faced," Rouhani said in his televised address. "If we've given a promise ... we will take action based on that promise. Of course, that depends on the other side taking action on their promises too," Rouhani went on to say.

"Iran will honour the framework agreement for a nuclear accord provided world powers hold up their end of the bargain, President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday, hailing what he called a historic deal.

If any of the sides decides to choose a different way, the road will be open to them. But then the Iranian people will also have the right to a proportionate answer, the Iranian president stressed.

"The future nuclear agreement is just a step forward on the way to cooperation with the world and countries which respect the Iranian people," Rouhani stressed adding that cooperation and interaction would be beneficial to all.

On Thursday, the six powers (five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) and Iran adopted a joint comprehensive action plan on Tehran’s nuclear program. Its key parameters will create basis for further negotiations and the eventual conclusion of the final comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear program by June 30.



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