Sep 29, 2022 06:53 UTC
  • President Raeisi: Good deal within reach if strong guarantees are provided

President Ebrahim Raeisi on Wednesday reiterated that a "good and fair" deal to salvage the 2015 nuclear agreement is within reach if the other side provides strong guarantees that it will not violate the agreement again.

Addressing the nation in a live broadcast on Wednesday evening, President Raeisi spoke about his recent visit to New York where he took part in the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

Asked about the stalemate over the revival of the 2015 deal, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Raeisi said he made it clear during this trip that Tehran needs strong guarantees that it can reap the economic benefits from the deal and the other party will not unilaterally withdraw from it again.

President Raeisi also said the safeguards issue should be terminated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), calling on the UN nuclear agency to stop politicizing the Iranian nuclear program and avoid coming under the influence of the Israeli regime.

He further stressed that all sanctions imposed on Iran by the former US administration need to be removed.