UN Would Scrap Sanctions

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President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will ultimately have the major powers terminate sanctions through the United Nations, the same organization which was used to adopt sanctions resolutions in the first place.  

"We will have sanctions lifted by the same United Nations that was used to impose them on the country," IRNA quoted Rouhani as saying in a public address on his provincial trip to Northern Khorasan Province on Sunday.

Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany) are in talks to give the finishing touches to the text of a final deal that would lift sanctions in return for Iran accepting temporary constraints on its nuclear work.

Referring to domestic critics of the deal who have been trying to play down the impact of sanctions on the nation's livelihood, Rouhani said, "Those who say sanctions are insignificant are ignorant of the people's pockets."

"Those who say we should not negotiate with the P5+1, employing our skilled negotiators, appear to be unaware of (the conditions of) our people's lives."

"Those who have inflicted cruelty on us by helping force our nation into the shackles of sanctions" are "ill-wishers" whose policies have led to the waste of national resources.

"We will not allow the shackles of unfair sanctions remain in place" Rouhani said, adding, "Relying on our national unity and cohesion as well as the support by Leader of the Islamic Revolution (Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei), we can bring the country back on the track of development."

Rouhani renewed his electoral pledge to take actions to address problems of the country, including dust storms, the drying up of lakes and rivers, and the poor quality of domestically consumed gasoline.