Modi on the Iran nuclear agreement, signed by U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, has been hailed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and by the Iranian government.
The agreement, which Rouhani has said will strengthen Iran’s international standing and ensure its security, is a major step in building a regional nuclear power.
It is aimed at ending decades of sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program and will also limit the country’s nuclear program’s ability to build a bomb.
But it is widely seen as a setback for Rouhani, whose popularity has fallen in recent years.
The Iranian government says the nuclear agreement will help Iran reduce its nuclear stockpile, while Trump and other world leaders say it will increase the cost of Iranian oil exports.
Rouhani said on Twitter Thursday that he was delighted by the outcome of the deal.
“I’m happy with the outcome,” he said.
“It is a great victory.”
Trump, Rouhani and the other world powers hailed the accord Thursday, calling it a “victory for peace and cooperation” in the Middle East.
The U.N. Security Council also approved the agreement, saying Iran must fully implement the deal’s safeguards, and Iran must “abide by its obligations under the agreement.”
Trump on Thursday said that he had not yet decided whether to lift sanctions on Iran, but he said he will soon.
“We will have a decision on that,” Trump said.
“You’ll be hearing a lot about that,” he added.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Yarour, were on the same plane on which the U.K. announced its withdrawal from the nuclear deal.
The U.KS said in a statement that it was withdrawing from the deal after its ministers decided to leave the U-N.
for talks in Vienna on Friday.
Zarif called the U.-Kos deal “a big mistake.”
Yarour also said he was confident the agreement will not lead to any problems for the nuclear negotiations, which are due to resume next week in Vienna.
The Iran nuclear accord, signed on Friday, aims to limit Iran’s nuclear capability by limiting its capacity to enrich uranium.
The deal calls for the U,S.
and other countries to certify that Iran has not made progress on its nuclear enrichment program in the last two years.
Iran said Thursday that it has halted uranium enrichment activities at two sites and will instead resume them in early 2018.
The government said the restart will be conducted in an orderly manner.
U.S.-backed negotiators from the United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, say Iran is ready to resume uranium enrichment under strict international safeguards.
Iran says it wants to make progress in developing nuclear power and that the UAE and other powers are responsible for verifying Iran’s compliance with the agreement.
The IAEA says Iran has never fulfilled its commitments under the deal and has not been fully transparent about its uranium enrichment program.
The IAEAs office in Vienna said on Thursday that the agency has been unable to reach an agreement with Iran.
The agency said it is investigating Iran’s alleged violations of the nuclear pact.___