News ID: 200959
Published: 0234 GMT September 20, 2017

May: UK determined to keep JCPOA

May: UK determined to keep JCPOA
President Hassan Rouhani (R) met British Prime Minister Theresa May on the sidelines of the General Assembly session

Political Desk

The British Prime Minister Theresa May in a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said that she has clearly stated in the UN that the JCPOA is an important agreement, adding that UK is determined to keep it.

Theresa May also stressed the importance of banking relations for development of important economic cooperation.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in the US city of New York.

Rouhani said in the meeting that Tehran was ready to strengthen relations with London in all fields.

Iranian president welcomed the support by the European Union and the United Kingdom of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, saying that all sides involved in the agreement should maintain the agreement by fulfilling their commitments.

President Rouhani hoped to see the establishment of appropriate banking relationships for the development of economic ties between the two countries.


Endless tensions


In a separate meeting with senior members of the American media on Tuesday, President Rouhani stressed that any change in geographical borders will lead to tensions that would have no end.

Rouhani was responding to a question about the planned independence referendum in Iraq’s Kurdistan which is scheduled on September 25.

“Geographical borders should not be changed. Any change against the Constitution and territorial integrity will be dangerous for security and peace in Iraq and in the entire region as well,” he said while addressing senior members of the American media, IRNA reported.

 The Iraqi Kurdistan region has decided to hold a referendum on September 25 despite opposition from the central government in Baghdad and warnings from neighboring countries on its repercussions.


Iran-Boeing deal


Touching upon the US move against the aircraft deal with Tehran, the Iranian president said that recent measures taken by the US House of Representatives to prevent the sale of aircraft to Iran is the repetition of defeated policies adopted by Washington.

“The US could seize the opportunity created after the 2015 nuclear deal but it is acting in the opposite direction,” Rouhani said.

On September 13, the US House of Representatives voted in favor of new measures that block sales of commercial aircraft to Iran.

Commenting on the current chaotic situation in the world, Rouhani said the present circumstances in the world are a result of a series of wrong decisions and policies.

He further said that the media play an influential role in the process of decision-making, telling the truth, and defending the rights of nations.




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