Rouhani: Iran Will Remain in Deal If Other 5 Countries Fulfill Promises

Frederick Owens
May 14, 2018

The phone call comes hours after Mr Rouhani said Iran would remain committed to the 2015 deal if its interests were protected, while his foreign minister hoped the pact could be redesigned without Washington as a member'.

Rouhani's comments arrive amid an effort by his foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, to confer with representatives of other signatories to the deal in an apparent attempt to prevent the deal from completely collapsing under the weight of the US' departure.

Iran's President Rouhani expects to retain nuclear agreement for the sake of diplomacy as a method of solving worldwide disputes.

Rouhani's statement comes just after President Trump elected to withdraw the US from the Obama-era deal and begin re-imposing what he called the "highest level" of economic sanctions on Iran.

President Sirisena, who is on a two day state visit to Iran met with Hassan Rouhani at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran.

Wang Yi said he believed Zarif's tour would "improve countries'. understanding of Iran's position" and help Tehran protect its "legitimate national interests".

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Mr Rouhani has said Iran would stay committed to the deal, which Britain, China, France, Germany and Russian Federation also signed, provided those powers could ensure Iran was protected from sanctions against key sectors of its economy such as oil.

Iran and Sri Lanka also signed a memo on cooperation in cultural, scientific and educational field to increase exchange of knowledge and students between the two sides.

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