The White House says President Donald Trump is “very proud” of the “historic” deal between Iran and six other countries, saying the countries will resume talks to discuss their shared interests in Syria.
The move comes after months of discord in the Middle East over the future of Syria.
Trump spoke at a White House ceremony to mark the historic agreement on Thursday.
“This historic agreement will ensure that Iran will be able to continue its vital nuclear program, and that our countries will have a chance to resolve all the outstanding issues that have existed since the beginning of the Iran-Iraq war,” Trump said.
“The president was very proud to sign this historic agreement.”
The announcement comes just days after Trump tweeted his support for Iran’s “decent” leader, Hassan Rouhani, and said the U.S. will support Iran’s right to build its own nuclear program.
The president also tweeted that he would “look forward to continuing the dialogue” with Iran.
Iran’s foreign minister said earlier this month that he was ready to restart diplomatic ties, after the Trump administration suspended them in February, citing disagreements over Iran’s nuclear program and its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Rouhani said at the time that the U to support Syria.
“We welcome the announcement of the renewal of diplomatic relations between the United States and Iran.
We hope to continue our dialogue with the US, which is our last best hope for stability in the region,” he said.
He added that he has been told that the two sides will hold a bilateral meeting to discuss the issues.
“There will be no change in our policy towards the US,” Rouhani said.
As the president has said, Iran has a very important role in Syria,” the official said.