News ID: 322514
Published: 0321 GMT June 24, 2022

Parliament seeking to neutralize, lift sanctions: Speaker

Parliament seeking to neutralize, lift sanctions: Speaker
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf delivers a speech at a conference attended by the country’s university professors and elites in Tehran on June 23, 2022.

Political Desk

The Iranian Parliament speaker said since the beginning of its term in May 2020, the legislative body has been pursuing two policies of neutralizing and lifting the U.S. sanctions on the country.

Making the remarks in an address to a conference attended by Iranian university professors and elites on Thursday, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf added over the past months, all measures by the Parliament have focused on these two approaches, Mehr News Agency reported.

He said with regard to the removal of the sanctions, the Parliament passed a law in December 2020 to counter the coercive measures and safeguard the Iranian nation’s interests within the framework of a 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Qalibaf added experts can attest that what is said in the law is entirely logical, humane and scientific, noting that after 20 years, the Parliament managed to detach Iran’s peaceful nuclear program from the impacts of political approaches through passing the law.

Iran signed the JCPOA with the ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎world powers in July 2015 accepting to put some curbs on ‎its nuclear ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎program in return for the removal of ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎the sanctions on Tehran. However, ‎former president Donald Trump ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎pulled the United States out of the ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎agreement in ‎‎May 2018 and reimposed unilateral ‎‎‎‎‎sanctions on ‎‎‎Tehran, prompting ‎Iran, after a year of strategic patience, to ‎reduce some of ‎its nuclear commitments under the agreement in ‎‎‎‎‎retaliation based on the law passed by the Parliament.

Since April 2021, several rounds of talks have been held in the Austrian capital ‎between Iran and the ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎remaining JCPOA parties to revive the deal. ‎

Iran insists on obtaining guarantees that the succeeding U.S. governments would ‎not drop the deal again ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎and calls for lifting the sanctions in a verifiable manner. ‎

After witnessing good progress making everyone believe that an agreement was ‎only a few days away, the ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎diplomatic process has, however, faced a pause since March, raising concerns over the talks’ failure to ‎‎‎come to ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎fruition.



Resource: MEHR
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