Tehran to start nuclear commercialization under JCPOA: Rouhani

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech in the western Iranian city of Hamadan, August 25, 2015. (IRNA)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran aims to start the process of nuclear commercialization following the conclusion of nuclear talks between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of countries.

United Nations Security Council “Resolution 2231 not only recognizes our nuclear program, but also urges the world powers to cooperate with Iran,” he told reporters in the western Iranian city of Hamadan on Tuesday, adding that Tehran will start nuclear commercialization by importing yellow cake and exporting enriched UF6.

Rouhani also stressed that "under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Tehran intends to use a new technology in the Arak nuclear complex in coordination with two members of the P5+1 group.”

We hope that Iran’s nuclear agreement is fully implemented and we can attract more foreign investment, the Iranian president added.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Rouhani hailed the efforts of Iran’s negotiating team during the nuclear talks with the world powers, saying that the Iranian nation should be informed about the “great work” of the country’s diplomats.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini attend a final press conference of Iran's nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria, on July 14, 2015. (AFP)

On July 14, Iran and the P5+1 countries – the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany – finalized the text of the nuclear agreement, dubbed the JCPOA, in the Austrian capital city of Vienna.

Under the JCPOA, limits will be put on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all economic and financial bans against the Islamic Republic.

The United Nations Security Council on July 20 unanimously endorsed a draft resolution turning the JCPOA into international law. All 15 members of the UN body voted for the draft resolution in New York, setting the stage for the lifting of the Security Council's nuclear-related sanctions against Iran.


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