SRINAGAR: Welcoming the historic agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, on Wednesday said the deal has brought to an end years of uncertainty and marked a new beginning in relations between Iran and the West.
“We welcome the landmark deal which will open a new chapter in Tehran’s relations with the world. It is a positive development that would bring in greater stability in the region,” Mufti Sayeed said in a statement, here today.
The historic deal follows 17 days of near uninterrupted negotiations in Vienna, Austria’s capital, involving foreign ministers from seven countries – Iran, US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany – and the European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief.
The Chief Minister hailed the efforts of all those who significantly contributed towards finding a reliable political and diplomatic solution to the conflict between Iran and the West on the nuclear standoff, that threatened to disrupt peace. “This once again shows that dialogue is the only way forward in resolving differences and strengthening global and regional security,” he said.
Describing dialogue as always being a win-win situation between principal stakeholders, Mufti Sayeed said meaningful talks have the potential to overcome decades of tension in a short span of time.
The Chief Minister congratulated the West and Iran, in particular its people, who had to face the brunt of their country’s isolation at the international level, which was accentuated by years of hostility between Tehran and the Western powers, culminating in the imposition of a tough sanctions regime. “We are pleased that diplomacy has worked which would revive Iran’s economy after years of international sanctions,” the Chief Minister said in his statement.