Deputy FM: Nuclear issue ended in favor of Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi hailed the finalized text of a lasting accord between Tehran and six world powers over its nuclear program as a success, saying that the Islamic Republic emerged victorious in “the battle of wills”.

“The dispute (over Tehran’s nuclear program) ended in favor of Iran,” Araqchi said on Sunday in an address to a meeting held to review the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

“Finally, they abandoned (anti-Iran) resolutions and accepted our nuclear program,” he noted, adding, “Undoubtedly, it was Iran that won the battle of wills.”

Araqchi, who was a member of the negotiating team in the talks with the sextet, went on to say that Iran should celebrate over the agreement.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14 reached a conclusion on a lasting nuclear agreement that would terminate all sanctions imposed on Tehran over its nuclear energy program after coming into force.

The 159-page deal has its own opponents and proponents both in Iran and the other countries that are parties to the JCPOA, particularly the US.

While the United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution to endorse the deal, the text of the document needs to be ratified by both Iran’s Parliament and the US Congress.

By Tasnim News Agency