Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country is strong enough to negotiate with the United States. He said this on Wednesday during a speech broadcast by the state television of Iran.
“We are told: you know who is in front of you-the United States! So what about the US? We are strong enough to negotiate with the US,” he said. “We have already negotiated a nuclear deal with the United States, and then we showed Washington its place.”
Also, the President urged not to be afraid of negotiations. “Some [forces in Iran] are afraid of the talks in Vienna and are so worried that they will end soon, the sanctions will be lifted, and you will face problems in the [presidential] elections,” he added.
Last week, Vienna hosted the first face-to-face meeting of the Joint Commission of Iran and the five other participants in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.: Russia, China, Germany, Great Britain, and France. The meeting participants at the level of political directors discussed the issues of returning to full compliance with the provisions of the nuclear deal. The purpose of the meeting was to determine the tasks for the further work of two expert groups: lifting US sanctions against Iran and implementing Tehran’s obligations in the nuclear sphere.