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US Election Result Has No Impact On Iran’s Policy, Says Rouhani

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By Fatih Karimov

The result of the US presidential election has no impact on the Islamic Republic’s policy, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said.

Rouhani made the remarks commenting on Republican Donald Trump’s victory at the US presidential election, Iran’s state-run IRINN TV reported Nov. 9.

Rouhani further said that the nuclear deal is independent from the administrations’ decision and cannot be overturned by the government’s change.

“Iran’s sagacity was in having the nuclear deal endorsed as a resolution by the UN Security Council and not just an agreement with a single country or administration, so it cannot be changed by decisions of one government,” Rouhani said.

The P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the UK, the US as well as Germany) reached a historic deal with Iran last year to curb the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program in return for lifting the nuclear related sanctions. The deal came into force in January.

Trump has severely criticized the nuclear deal during his presidential campaign.

He has said that would rip up the Iran nuclear deal, which was aimed at curbing the nation’s ability to acquire nuclear arms.

“The nuclear deal puts Iran, the number one state sponsor of radical Islamic terrorism, on a path to nuclear weapons,” Trump said in one of his convention speeches.


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