Iran ‘Managed To Charm The World’ At Nuclear Deal Talks, Says Hassan Rouhani


RouhaniAs nuclear talks between Iran and major world powers continued in Vienna, President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday that Iran had “managed to charm the world” with its nuclear talks with major powers.

In contrast, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was quoted as saying the US was “an excellent example of global arrogance.”

Talks involving Iran, the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany continued through a 15th day, as a self-imposed Monday deadline approached. Diplomats said it remained unclear whether an agreement could be reached. Both the US and Iran have threatened to walk away.

According to the Nasim news agency, Rouhani said if the talks succeeded, the world would see that Tehran had solved its biggest political problem by negotiation and logical argument.

“Even if the nuclear talks fail,” he said, “our diplomacy showed the world that we are logical. We never left the negotiation table and always provided the best answer.

“Twenty-two months of negotiation means we have managed to charm the world, and it’s an art.” Read more at The Guardian.