Iran will honour nuclear deal if powers do likewise

2015-04-03 22:41
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a news briefing at the Saadabad palace in Tehran, Iran. (Ebrahim Noroozi, AP)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a news briefing at the Saadabad palace in Tehran, Iran. (Ebrahim Noroozi, AP)

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Dubai - Iran will honour a framework for a nuclear accord provided world powers with whom it struck the accord hold up their end of the deal, President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday, hailing what he called a historic agreement.

The tentative accord, struck on Thursday after eight days of talks in Switzerland, clears the way for a settlement to allay Western fears that Iran could build an atomic bomb, with economic sanctions on Tehran being lifted in return.

"If we've given a promise ... we will take action based on that promise. Of course, that depends on the other side taking action on their promises too," he said in a live televised address.

He added that world powers now accepted Iran could enrich uranium on its own soil, something he said they had once argued posed a threat the region.

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