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Rouhani says Iran respects its promises

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 3, IRNA -- President Hassan Rouhani said Friday the world should know that Islamic Republic is not deceptive and liar. "Any promises we give will be within framework of our national interests and we will live up to our promises provided that the opposite side abides by its promises as well," Rouhani said.

Rouhani made the remark in a televised address to the Iranian nation in Tehran one day after Iran and the world powers reached a tentative accord to remove hurdles in the way of a comprehensive nuclear agreement over Iran's nuclear program.

Rouhani said Iran will observe its obligations in line with the joint statement and expects the other side to do the same. He added that if some day they decide to choose a new path, the way would be open to the Iranian nation to make a proportionate decision as well.

The president said the nuclear agreement is just a step toward interaction with the world and all those countries that want to respect the Iranian nation and "work with the people of Iran within framework" of mutual interests.

"There is no doubt that cooperation and interaction will benefit all," he said.

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