TEHRAN (Tasnim) – There is no opposition to the very nature of the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and the major world powers inside the country, a top Iranian lawmaker underlined, but at the same time noted that internal objections are made to the ways of putting the deal into practice.
“I believe that no individual, group or faction is opposed to the initial (nuclear) deal reached in Geneva with the Group 5+1 members,” Mohammad Hassan Asafari, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, told the Tasnim News Agency on Wednesday.
However, the lawmaker noted, there might be some minor disputes over how to implement the nuclear deal.
On November 24, 2013, Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) signed a six-month deal on Tehran’s nuclear program in the Swiss city of Geneva after several rounds of tight negotiations.
Based on the interim deal, the world powers agreed to suspend some non-essential sanctions and to impose no new nuclear-related bans in return for Tehran’s decision to freeze parts of its nuclear activities and to allow more inspection of its nuclear facilities.
The Geneva deal, which has come into effect since January 20, also stipulates that over the course of six months, Iran and the six countries will draw up a comprehensive nuclear deal which will lead to a lifting of the whole sanctions on Iran and Tehran will provide the world verifiable guarantees that its nuclear program is solely for peaceful purposes.
Under the terms of the interim deal, Iran must limit its enrichment of uranium to 20 percent fissile purity for a period of six months as the price for relaxation of some sanctions.
Such relief would include suspension of some restrictions on trade in gold, precious metals and petrochemicals, and in the auto industry. The deal allows third-country purchases of Iranian oil to remain at current levels. Some $4.2 billion in oil revenues would be allowed to be transferred to Iran.
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