New Delhi: India on Tuesday welcomed the Iran nuclear deal arrived at between Tehran and six world powers.
In a statement, external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said: "While we wait to see the text of the agreement reached between Iran and the EU 3Ʊ in Vienna today, we welcome the successful conclusion of negotiations on the Iranian nuclear issue.
"India has always maintained that the issue should be resolved peacefully through dialogue by respecting Iran's right to peaceful uses of nuclear energy while upholding the international community's strong interest in the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear programme."
"With regard to the second aspect, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has an important role, which has been underlined by the agreement between Iran and the Agency on a road map for the clarification of past and present outstanding issues. This too is a welcome development," he said.
He added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Hassan Rouhani had "an excellent meeting recently on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Ufa. Issues of energy cooperation and connectivity were discussed".