Iran nuclear deal to bring relations with neighbours tighter

Iran’s president expects nuclear deal to lead better relations with other neighboring countries

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that  his country’s settled nuclear deal with the  world powers would improve its relations with the neighboring countries, as he discussed during a phone call with ruler of the Gulf Arab state of Qatar on Saturday.

"No doubt, deal will lead Iran to closer relations with neighbors, especially Qatar," Rouhani wrote on his official Twitter page.

Iranian Supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, cast aside his notorious mistrust of the United States and its allies and on July 14, he supported the completion of the nuclear deal in order to curb the decade long economic isolation of the Iranian nation.

The deal between Iran and the six world powers -Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States- is aimed at monitoring Iran's most sensitive nuclear work for over 12 years in exchange for immediate relief for the country from economic sanctions that have long crippled its economy.

Iranian nuclear programme chief Ali Akbar Salehi, said the deal respected his country’s reservations and red lines.

According to Iranian news agency IRNA, Iranian nuclear enrichment will continue past the completion of the deal in coordination and cooperation with the six powers, and that working will be sustainable on key centrifuges.

Under the deal, Tehran would have the right to challenge the UN request for site inspection and an arbitration board composed of Iran and the six world powers that negotiated with it would have to decide on the issue.


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