Iran will honour its nuclear deal promises


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has pledged that his nation will abide by its commitments in the “historic” nuclear agreement reached in Switzerland, declaring that the deal opens a “new page” for the country.

In a televised address on Friday, Rouhani said a final agreement would depend on both sides living up to their commitments.

“If the other side honours its promises, we will honour our promises,” he said, a day after Iran and five permanent members of the UN Security Council – Britian, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany – clinched a tentative framework for a nuclear deal.

Rouhani’s speech came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a fierce opponent of the deal, issued a statement on Friday demanding that any final nuclear agreement with Iran must include a commitment from Tehran recognising Israel’s right to exist.

“Israel demands that any final agreement with Iran will include a clear and unambiguous Iranian commitment of Israel’s right to exist,” he said.

“Israel will not accept an agreement which allows a country that vows to annihilate us to develop nuclear weapons, period.”