Iranian official urges parliament to assess West’s commitment to undertakings

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani called on the parliament to establish a center to assess the western countries’ commitment to their undertakings stated in the recent Geneva deal between Tehran and the world powers.

“The Americans are seeking to cheat by presenting different interpretations (for the Geneva agreement),” Larijani said in Tehran on Monday.

He called on the Iranian parliament to set up a center to study and assess the commitment of the western countries to their undertakings based on the agreement signed in November by Tehran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany).

Under the interim deal reached in Geneva on November 24, Iran agreed to stop progress in parts of its nuclear program for six months in return for some $7bln in relief from western sanctions.

The United States also agreed to refrain from slapping new sanctions on Iran.

But some weeks after the agreement, three top US senators began circulating a draft of new Iran sanctions bill that violates the terms of the interim deal struck between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany).

The new sanctions bill, proposed by Robert Menendez of New Jersey, Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), is likely to come to vote after the Senate returns from winter recess on January 6.

The bill broadens the scope of the sanctions already imposed against Iran over Tehran’s nuclear energy program, and sets tough conditions for a possible final deal with Iranian nuclear negotiators.

In relevant remarks late December, an Iranian parliamentarian described the US new sanctions on Iranian firms as a clear violation of the recently sealed nuclear deal between Iran and the six major world powers.

Mehrdad Bazrpash said that the latest move of the United States in blacklisting 19 Iranian companies and individuals proved that the US government is not trustworthy.

He added that the enmity of the western governments against Iran dates back to several decades ago.

By Fars News Agency 


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