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Iran agreement to throw off shackles put on Iran's economy: Iran pres.

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sun 13 Sep 2015 - 08:40

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers on Tehran's nuclear program will remove the restrictions imposed on the country's economy.

"The global hegemony and superpowers have put shackles on … Iran's economy and kept it from moving, and the JCPOA means all these shackles will be broken," said the president on Saturday.

On July 14, Iran and the G5+1 countries – the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany – finalized the text of a nuclear agreement dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the Austrian capital, Vienna.

Under the JCPOA, limits will be put on Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all economic and financial bans against the Islamic Republic.

Following the agreement, top officials from different countries have expressed readiness to further expand relations with Iran.

On Saturday, South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Hong-kyun paid a visit to Tehran to sit down with top Iranian authorities.

In his meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi, the senior Iranian diplomat expressed hope that Tehran-Seoul relations will further develop within the framework of the JCPOA.

The South Korean official, for his part, reiterated that his country always supported Iran-G5+1 nuclear talks, and said he is confident Tehran-Seoul cooperation will soon enter a new phase.

This comes as the Iranian Parliament is reviewing the JCPOA. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Expatriates' Affairs Hassan Qashqavi said on Saturday that he regards the trend of studying the JCPOA as "positive."

"Overall, the atmosphere of reviewing the JCPOA is positive and one of interaction between the parliament and the administration," he noted.

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