Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country will never choose to initiate violating the nuclear deal, but stressed that any violator of Iranian people’s rights would receive “a due and proportionate response.”
The Iranian president said whether the current US administration is happy or concerned, Iran’s nuclear agreement will remain a historic deal in the region and the world.
“JCPOA is a multi-lateral agreement, backed by the UN Security Council resolution,” Rouhani said Sunday, referring to the landmark nuclear agreement Iran and the six major world powers signed in 2015, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Rouhani arrived in New York on Sunday to attend and address the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.
JCPOA is like a token for the global peace and security, said the President adding that the nuclear deal ‘sent the message to the world that any complicated international issue can be resolved at the negotiation table.’
“The Iranian people proved the world that they have never lied, and won’t do so, and always are complied with their commitments,” he added.
“Withdrawal from the JCPOA is no honor, rather it is tantamount to breaching an obvious political commitment of a government,” Rouhani said in an implied reference to the attempts by the US President Donald Trump administration to cancel the nuclear deal.
Iranian people, in compliance with their cultural and religious teachings, will remain committed to its obligations until the other party abides by the deal, he reiterated.