Iran’s FM to brief parliament on Geneva talks

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will take part in a parliament session in the next few days to brief the lawmakers on the recent talks and agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany), a senior lawmaker announced on Sunday.

“The (parliament’s) presiding board plans to invite the foreign minister to present a detailed report on the nuclear negotiations (with the major world powers),” Vice-Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Reza Bahonar said on Sunday.

He reiterated that the Iranian foreign minister will most likely attend the parliament session in the next five to six days.

Earlier today, Iran and the Group 5+1 reached a final deal on Sunday morning after days of difficult and intensive negotiations and a decade-long nuclear standoff.

After endorsing the agreement with the world powers, Zarif underlined that the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) has recognized Iran’s enrichment program.

Speaking at a press conference in Geneva on Sunday morning, the Iranian foreign minister pointed to the agreement reached between Iran and the G5+1, and said, “Today’s agreement deals with several sectors, the most important of which is that Iran’s enrichment program has been recognized, and this program will continue.”

Zarif underlined that the Iranian nation wants the opposite side to show respect for its rights, and said, “We need to remove the historical lack of confidence and the West should also be able to win the Iranian nation’s confidence.”

Zarif called on the West to discard its catch-phrase “the military option is on the table”, and said, “The right to own nuclear energy is among the rights of all countries and the international rules approve of this right. Governments cannot threaten other countries only on the basis of their own decisions.”

“Iran is entitled to make use of its rights, and other countries should not threaten it because of its pursuit of its rights.”

He reiterated that other countries should avoid threatening Iran only because is demanding its rights, and said, “We respect our rights and the non-proliferation treaty (NPT) members should know that they should not exert pressure on Iran and this agreement that has just been signed mentions that Iran is fully entitled to the right of enrichment right and it will never quit its rights in the future.”

By Fars News Agency 

 

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