Seyed Abbas Araghchi made the remarks during a special news program interview with IRIB TV 2.
“Thanks to the negotiations, the world now respects our rights to nuclear energy and recognizes that our nuclear program is entirely legitimate,” he added.
Referring to the issue of sanctions, Araghchi asserted that the economic sanctions will all be terminated on the first day of the implementation of the deal; “all the six UN sanctions resolutions against Iran will also be lifted at once when the tentative agreement between Iran and the 5+1 is finalized,” he said.
Araghchi noted that the economic sanctions that will be lifted include banking sanctions, sanctions related to the transfer of fuel, oil, gas, oil sales, investments in oil industry, shipping services, insurance, transportation, unfreezing of Iranian overseas assets, and all other nuclear-related sanctions.
Araghchi also lashed out at the Obama administration for lying about the details of a tentative framework in a fact sheet it released following the culmination of negotiations with the Islamic Republic on April 2.
“The use of ‘suspension’ for the sanctions relief in the fact sheet is definitely wrong and we have expressed our objections to it; however, our criterion is not the fact sheet but the text of the final agreement,” he said.
Araghchi stressed that the nuclear statement in Lausanne clearly specifies that the sanctions would be terminated and the US will stop the implementation of all economic and financial sanctions at once.
Iran’s FM Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini read the final statement of intensive nuclear negotiations in Lausanne on Thursday following nine days of hectic, intensive talks between Iran and the 5+1. The statement will set the framework for further negotiations and a final deal by the end of June.