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Iran nuclear agreement proves power of dialog: President Rouhani

Iran Press TV

Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:55AM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that Tehran's nuclear agreement with the six world countries proves that complicated issues can be settled through negotiations.

In a Sunday meeting with the visiting President of the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies, Mars Di Bartolomeo, in Tehran, Rouhani described the Iranian nuclear agreement, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as a "great achievement" for diplomacy.

"The message of the agreement was that complicated issues can be solved through dialog," said the Iranian president.

On Saturday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini read out a joint statement in the Austrian capital, Vienna, announcing that the JCPOA had indeed come into force.

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China – plus Germany had finalized the JCPOA in Vienna on July 14, 2015.

Rouhani said that the implementation of the JCPOA has paved the ground for Iran and Luxembourg to expand their relations.

The Iranian president further pointed to terrorism as a serious threat to the world, calling for unity to counter the scourge.

He expressed the Islamic Republic's readiness to cooperate with the world countries, including Luxembourg, in the settlement of key regional issues.

For his part, Di Bartolomeo called for the enhancement of bilateral ties between Tehran and Luxembourg City.

He also congratulated Iran on the nuclear talks and the beginning of the implementation of the JCPOA, saying the agreement will help the promotion of peace and stability in the world.

Only dialog can solve Mideast crises: Velayati

Di Bartolomeo also held a meeting with Ali-Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, on Sunday, during which the two officials underlined the need for a ceasefire as well as talks between warring parties to end the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.

Velayati said "all have come to the conclusion that the crises in Syria, Yemen and Iraq have no military solution and the only way to end the conflicts, particularly in Syria, is dialog among involved parties."

Di Bartolomeo, for his part, called for the cooperation of all countries in the world to combat terrorism.

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