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President praises nation's resistance, patience during nuclear talks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 19, IRNA -- President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday praised nation's resistance and patience during nuclear negotiations between Iran and P5+1.

Speaking in an economic forum, he called the nuclear negotiations between Iran and P5+1 as tough and complicated.

Rouhani referred to certain states efforts to sabotage the process of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers and thanked the Iranian nuclear negotiating team's difficult work which resulted in the final nuclear deal.

Speaking about the so-called 'we are concerned' political groups who are critical of the nuclear deal, he said that many tried to disappoint people on success of talks, but people refused their ideas by voting for a government supporting improvement of ties with the world.

On Saturday (Jan 16), 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 come into force.

According to the statement, all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran by the European Union, the UN Security Council and the US are lifted.

The announcement was made hours after the IAEA chief confirmed in a report that Iran has remained committed to the nuclear agreement with the world powers.

Yukiya Amano said in the report that Iran had taken the necessary preparatory steps to start the implementation of the JCPOA.

The report was made after 'inspectors on the ground verified that Iran has carried out all measures required under the (July deal) ... to enable Implementation Day to occur,' Amano said in a statement on January 16.

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

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