Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Tehran does not need weapons of mass destruction to defend its territory and security, and that it does not seek nuclear weapons through its nuclear program.
During the inauguration ceremony of two Iranian navy warships, Rouhani indicated that the implementation of the nuclear agreement will lead to strengthening security and stability in the region.
He added that Iran’s message is clear, and if all parties abide by the nuclear agreement, Tehran will backtrack on steps to reduce its nuclear commitments and implement the agreement in full.
He also stressed that his country does not seek to ignite wars or enhance tension, but will stand in the face of any aggressor on its lands, as he put it.
He added that it was agreed in the negotiations to lift all sanctions, which include the oil, energy, banking and insurance sectors.
Zadeh ruled out that this round of the Vienna negotiations will be the final round, pointing out that the Iranian presidential elections have no effect on the course of these negotiations.
In the same file, the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, compared the failure to conclude a nuclear agreement with Iran in an interview with the “AXIOS” news site, as “flying adrift.”
On a question about whether or not it is likely that there is an active Iranian military nuclear program, Grossi replied that there is no information of this kind available now.
However, he expressed concern about Tehran’s acceleration of the pace of uranium enrichment in an atmosphere of obscurity due to the curtailment of the role of the inspectors, according to him.