President Rouhani: We all should protect JCPOA

Tehran, Oct 16, IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, welcoming the political stances of the Netherlands and the European Union (EU) on Tuesday, said that all the JCPOA parties should protect the agreement, and expressed hope that the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) decree would affect US’ illegal decisions on anti-human sanctions.

“We are interested to broaden the two countries’ ties, especially in the economic and banking fields, in line with mutual national interests,” said President Rouhani while receiving the credentials of the new Deutch Ambassador to Tehran Jacques Louis Werner.

“I’m confident that the relations between the two countries can be further improved through bilateral relations,” he added.

Rouhani stressed all-out-attack against terrorism, saying, “It is a big problem not only in our region, but also throughout the world, thus it is everyone’s duty to understand and fight against the problem.”

He also pointed the terrorist attack in Iran’s southern city of Ahvaz on September 22 and expressed hope that the European countries take effective measures to extradite the masterminds of the attack, who currently live in Europe.

Werner for his part highlighted Amsterdam’s seriousness in enhancing friendly relations with Tehran and added, “The Deutch government fully supports the JCPOA and is decisive to promote banking relations with Iran parallel with reinforcing the EU’s financial bodies.”

“The Deutch government will not let the sanctions negatively affect the relations between the two countries,” he stressed.

He added that the Netherlands seeks to cement ties with Iran and has called on its business community for trading actively in Iranian markets.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the new Deutch Ambassador slammed the Ahvaz terror attack and vowed to follow up the masterminds in Europe.

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