Speaking right after Obama, but from Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hails the deal as “good news” for the Iranian people and as painting a “rosier picture” of the future.
“We have had to deal with major problems in our relations with other countries,” he says. “Today we can say this has changed, a new chapter has opened, this is a new age being written and a different approach,” he says, according to a France 24 translation.
“It is possible to solve solution more peacefully when we cooperate,” he adds.
He adds that Iran’s nuclear program is for peaceful purposes and has become a source of pride for the country.