Press Statement of Shri Anand Sharma, former Union Minister
Indian National Congress welcomes the understanding reached between Iran and the USA, Russia, France, UK, Germany and China on the contentious Nuclear issue. The end of years of deadlock and the ‘Lausanne’ Framework agreement, on the parameters of a comprehensive settlement by 30th of June 2016, is a development of great significance. This will surely contribute towards regional stability and also in phasing out of the Financial and Economic Sanctions against Iran.
It has been a consistent view of the Indian National Congress, that, the Iran Nuclear issue should be resolved peacefully through diplomacy and dialogue. It was therefore important that, Iran’s right to peaceful uses of Nuclear Energy are recognized and respected while fully addressing International Community’s concern, that, Iran’s Nuclear Programme remains exclusively peaceful.
The understanding reached with the association of the IAEA is reassuring. This should now result in a lasting solution that meets the satisfaction of all the concerned parties.