News ID: 215051
Published: 0139 GMT May 14, 2018

Rouhani defends JCPOA after call for apology

Rouhani defends JCPOA after call for apology

In a statement on Monday, President Rouhani’s office defended the nuclear deal signed with world powers after critics of the agreement called for an apology for signing the deal.

In a statement on Sunday, Iran’s Assembly of Experts urged President Hassan Rouhani to apologize to the people of Iran for signing the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which is also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), IRNA reported.

The office of the president’s statement said that the critics did not offer an alternative to the deal nor did they apologize for their previous faulty stances. Now, however, they are attacking national achievements, and they are not willing to answer the question of how much damage has been inflicted on the Iranian nation by the imposed unjust sanctions and what they had done to prevent those damages.

US President Donald Trump announced Washington’s withdrawal from the JCPOA on May 8 despite earlier international warnings.

“The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as a government elected by the people, has from the outset committed itself to realizing the public demand through constructive engagement with the world,” the statement by the president’s office said.

In order to safeguard the interests of the Iranian people, the statement said, the government has always upheld “the three principles of dignity, wisdom and prudence.”





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