US President Barack Obama on Monday defended the agreement reached with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, saying he has not heard a single valid argument against the historic deal.
“I’ve not yet heard a factual argument on the other side that holds up to scrutiny,” the president said.
In a joint press conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa, Obama said the pact signed between Iran and the P5+1 to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons was “a good deal”.
Obama also took the opportunity to comment on remarks made by Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who branded the agreement “feckless” and “idiotic”.
“The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are part of just a general pattern we have seen that would be considered ridiculous if it were not so sad,” the president said.
Obama said: “There is a reason why 99 percent of the world thinks it’s a good deal. It’s because it’s a good deal.”
Iran president Hassan Rouhanito come on a three-day visit to India
The visit will be used to discuss trade and policies between the two countries
Business traders of both the countries will do a meeting soon too
Iran President Hassan Rouhani will come on a three-day visit to India starting Thursday at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the External Affairs Ministry announced on Wednesday.
Modi and Rouhani will hold a bilateral meeting here on Saturday, during the course of which both sides would review the progress achieved in bilateral relations and also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, according to a ministry statement.
Rouhani will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday.
According to Iranian news agency Irna, Rouhani will first arrive in Hyderabad on Thursday where he will meet the city’s Muslim Ulemas. He will also meet Iranian nationals, including students, residing in India.
Citing the Iran President’s deputy chief of staff for communications and information Parviz Esmaeili, Irna said following the delegation-level talks on Saturday, both sides will sign a number of agreements.
Officials at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad have alleged that Pakistan misspent some 70 percent of the U.S. funds that paid the Pakistani military to run missions in the unwieldy provinces along the Afghan border