Iran is optimistic on P5+1 agreement

Sunday, 14 August, 2016 - 17:30

President Hassan Rouhani says Iran's positive attitude towards last year’s nuclear agreement with the P5+1 does not represent its view about the United States and other world powers.

Rouhani made the remarks in an address to a large crowd of people in the southwestern city of Yasuj on Sunday.

“Optimism about the JCPOA does not mean optimism about superpowers; we are optimistic about the JCPOA, but pessimistic with regards to the US,” Rouhani said in reference to the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

The accord was signed between Tehran and the P5+1 group of world powers, namely Russia, China, France, Britain, the US and Germany, on July 14, 2015.

It took effect in January, ending decades of economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear program.