JCPOA prelude to Iran’s enhanced international ties: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the nuclear agreement with the P5+1 group of countries has paved the way for the expansion of Iran’s relations with other countries.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will have more appropriate conditions after the nuclear agreement and the lifting of illegal sanctions to establish and improve trade and economic relations with other countries,” Rouhani said in a meeting with Singapore’s new non-resident Ambassador to Tehran Ong Keng Yong on Sunday.

On July 14, Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia – and Germany finalized the text of the nuclear agreement, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

Under the JCPOA, limits will be put on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all economic and financial bans against the Islamic Republic.

Rouhani said Iran and Singapore have always maintained good ties but should increase their trade and economic cooperation to an “acceptable” level.

The Iranian president said the two countries should improve cooperation in banking and tourism. He also expressed Iran’s readiness to bolster ties with Singapore in the fields of energy, science, technology and culture.

The Singaporean ambassador, who submitted his credentials to President Rouhani, called for increased trade and economic exchanges with Iran. He said Singapore is keen to boost cultural and tourist ties with the Islamic Republic as a country with an ancient civilization.

Iran-Ireland anti-terror fight

Iran and Ireland share common views on many regional issues, President Rouhani said in a separate Sunday meeting with the new Irish Ambassador to Tehran Brendan Ward.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani (R) and new Irish Ambassador to Tehran Brendan Ward meet on August 30, 2015. ©

Rouhani called for cooperation between Iran and Ireland to achieve common goals such as ending terrorism and violence in the region and across the world.

Ward submitted his credentials to the Iranian president and said the Islamic Republic plays a key role in the Middle East.

The Irish ambassador added that his country is ready to cooperate with all countries in the fight against terrorism.

Iran-Mongolia economic, energy ties

President Rouhani also met with Dambian Yam, Mongolia’s new non-resident ambassador to Tehran. The president said Iran and Mongolia have great potential to improve economic cooperation and expressed the Iranian companies’ readiness to participate in Mongolia’s energy, road construction and mineral projects.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani (R) shakes hands with Dambian Yam, Mongolia’s new non-resident Ambassador to Tehran, after receiving his credentials on August 30, 2015. ©

Rouhani hoped that the two countries would expand their ties in different fields.

The Mongolian envoy called for the participation of Iranian firms in his country’s infrastructural projects in such fields as oil, electricity, road construction and agriculture.

By Press TV