Rouhani says ‘tough road’ ahead of final nuclear deal

Rouhani

The assumption that the US and EU are big powers and can do anything is wrong; their reputation would be jeopardized in case they violate their commitments, said the president.

In a joint meeting of his administration and parliament on Sunday, Rouhani said that Iran regards the recent agreement as only the beginning of a long and complicated road to a comprehensive deal.

“In these negotiations, we agreed on solutions and we have a very tough road ahead before reaching the final outcome,” Rouhani said.

The Iranian president further warned the Western powers that they must stick to their commitments in case a permanent agreement is achieved.

“The assumption that the US and EU are big powers and therefore can do anything is wrong. And their reputation and prestige would be jeopardized in case they violate their commitments,” Rouhani said, adding “Our diplomats, legal experts, and politicians are formidable and the other side could not overpower us.”

Rouhani said the world has come to realize that the Iranian nation and government would in no way yield to pressure in nuclear negotiations, adding “the other side clearly knows that this government and nation are not used to submissiveness.”

The president further vowed that his administration would do its best to safeguard all the Iranian nations’ rights including the right to nuclear technology.

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