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Iran asks Trump to respect commitments to nuclear deal

Source: Xinhua   2016-11-10 04:20:10

TEHRAN, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that his country expects respect from the U.S. president-elect Donald Trump for the international deal which put an end to the nuclear disputes of the Islamic republic.

The nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers, including the outgoing U.S. administration, is a reflection in a UN Security Council Resolution, Rouhani was quoted as saying by Press TV.

The accord cannot be dismissed by one government's decision, Rouhani said, referring to Trump's disapproving comments of Iran's nuclear deal during his presidential campaign.

Iran's nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is the nuclear agreement sealed between Iran and the world major powers, including the U.S., in July 2015 and implemented in January this year.

Rouhani stressed that the result of the U.S. presidential election will have no impact on the Islamic republic's policies, as "Iran's policy of constructive interaction with the world and breaking up nuclear sanctions has placed Iran's economic ties with all countries on an improving and irreversible course."

Washington will no longer be able to continue the spread of Iranophobia as before, he added.

On Wednesday, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also said that the upcoming U.S. administration should observe the country's commitments pertaining to the nuclear deal.

"This is the American people's election, and we respect it," Zarif said in his first reaction following the reports about Trump's victory.

"Iran and the U.S. have no political relations, but the U.S. must carry out what it has undertaken as an international multilateral commitment in the JCPOA," said Zarif.

On Wednesday, Donald Trump, a Republican, defeated rival Hillary Clinton, in a close race to win the 45th U.S. presidency.

Editor: yan
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