President Rouhani argued that “anything that calls into question the peaceful nature of our country’s [nuclear] activities is wrong and this is what the enemy wants… we pursue the peaceful nature of our activities based on the moral, religious duty and fatwas of the Supreme Leader, and also, according to the NPT, our activities should be peaceful”. Underscoring that “we firmly want the JCPOA to remain”, he further remarked that “the new U.S. administration is doing a good job, but… [we expect it] to stop the economic terrorist operations”. “When this happens, the path will be clear… and we will talk”, Rouhani added. “We talk in the JCPOA, not on the JCPOA”.
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