TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rohani says there is a “tough road ahead” of a final deal between the Islamic Republic and global powers on Tehran’s nuclear program, warning that the Iranian government and nation will not bow to pressure.
In a joint meeting of his administration and parliament on Sunday, Rohani said that Iran regards the recent agreement as only the beginning of a long and complicated road to a comprehensive deal, IRNA reported.
“In these negotiations, we agreed on solutions and we have very tough road ahead before reaching the final outcome,” Rohani 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 the 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,” Rohani said, adding “Our diplomats, legal expert, and politicians are formidable and the other side could not overpower us.”
Rohani 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.
Meanwhile, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has praised the nuclear negotiators’ hard work during the talks between Iran the P5+1 group.
“One of the nuclear talks’ achievements is resolving a fabricated negative atmosphere against Iran,” said Larijani during the joint meeting of the government and parliament on Sunday.
He further warned of the stumbling blocks in the talks, which he said are created by a number of states trying to hamper the finalization of an agreement.
“Iran is independent in all regional and international issues and despite disagreements from some governments, nations have constantly supported us thanks to the essence of the Revolution,” Larijani said.
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