Iran puts forward new requirements for nuclear agreement
Iran will agree to a final nuclear accord with six major powers only if all sanctions imposed on the country over its disputed nuclear work are lifted, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Thursday, according to Reuters.
"We will not sign any deal unless all sanctions are lifted on the same day... We want a win-win deal for all parties involved in the nuclear talks," Rouhani said.
The tentative deal between Iran and the six powers on curbing Iran's nuclear work, reached a last week in the Swiss city of Lausanne, revived hopes of an end to sanctions in return for limits on Iran’s atomic program.
However, the statement of Rouhani contradicts the agreements reached during the negotiations, according to Lenta.ru.
The negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program between six countries, including Russia, China, France, Germany, Britain, the United States and Iran, resumed in 2013 after Rouhani became Iranian president and promised that he would take steps for Iran to emerge from international isolation.
However, a breakthrough was achieved only at the beginning of April 2015: Tehran received the right to enrich uranium and develop peaceful nuclear energy in return for a number of significant concessions.