The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hasan Rouhani has presented state awards to members of the Iranian delegation to the Vienna negotiations about the fate of the nuclear program of Tehran.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was awarded the medal «For distinction», and defense Minister Hossein Farmers and the head of atomic energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi – the medal «For courage».
«The negotiations were difficult. They were difficult days, nights and hours. But we never deviated from the right path, and Allah did not leave us,» said Rouhani, stressing the role played in negotiations by Supreme leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Nuclear talks have escalated the conflict between conservatives and reformists in the Iranian leadership, however, Khamenei, the real head of state, expressed their support, promising that the agreement would not lead to warming of relations between Tehran and Washington.
The lifting of sanctions gave a sharp impetus to the Iranian economy. Lifting restrictions on oil trading, but the largest European companies rushed to the Iranian market. In this case the Iranian leadership declares that is interested in creating joint ventures.