Rowhani: Israel isolated after Geneva deal
Israel criticized Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers as a historical ‘mistake’
Iran’s President Hassan Rowhani says Israel has become isolated after his country and world powers reached a historical deal on Tehran’s nuclear program.
In a Tuesday interview with state TV marking his first 100 days in office, Rowhani said that some countries had tried to isolate Iran but instead, “Now, our enemies are isolated.”
He did not refer to Israel by name, but used language - “an illegitimate, occupier regime” - commonly used to describe the country, Iran’s arch-enemy.
Israel has repeatedly criticized the deal and called it a “historic mistake.”
The six-month bargain includes greater access for U.N. inspectors to Iran and a cap on the level of uranium enrichment.
Rowhani now faces the task of selling the deal to skeptics and hard-liners.
- Hardliners hold fire on Iran nuclear deal, but for how long?
- Selling an imperfect nuclear deal
- 1800GMT: Israel dubs Iran nuclear deal as ‘historic mistake,’ others hail accord
- 1300GMT: Gulf reaction on Iran nuclear deal, Saudi press criticize accord
- 1300GMT: Deal signed to halt Iran’s nuclear drive
- Deal signed to halt Iran’s nuclear drive
- Qatar, Kuwait welcome Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers
- Most Iranian papers hail nuclear deal, some focus on hurdles ahead
- Rowhani: Deal seals ‘nuclear right’