President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran has become closer to the international community in the wake of last year’s nuclear deal with six world powers.
“After the nuclear agreement, we are in a situation that relations between Iran and other countries have improved economically, socially and culturally,” Rouhani said while addressing the 1st World Conference of Mayors & Councilors in Tehran.
Rouhani called for grasping the opportunity opened up following the nuclear accord, IRNA wrote.
He also said world peace can be established if all thoughts and cultures are respected and more tolerance is demonstrated.
On July 14, 2015, Iran and five permanent members of the UN Security Council — the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia — plus Germany sealed the landmark agreement under which all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran by the European Union, the Security Council and the US were lifted. Iran has, in return, put some limitations on its nuclear activities.
Rouhani also said that the government sets the environmental concerns as a priority in development projects.
He added that sustainable development should be in line with preservation and protection of the environment.