Iranian parliament to oblige gov’t to observe red lines in nuclear talks

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The nuclear commission of Iran’s parliament plans to propose a motion to oblige the country’s negotiators engaged in nuclear talks with world powers to vigilantly observe Iran’s red lines in the course of talks for striking a final nuclear agreement, a senior lawmaker said.
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Sunday, Ebrahim Karkhanei, chairman of the parliament’s nuclear committee, said efforts are underway for introducing  a motion that, if approved, will require the nuclear negotiating team to observe the country’s entire red lines in the talks with the sextet of world powers (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany).

Iran’s uranium enrichment program, the operation of Fordow nuclear site and the Arak heavy-water reactor and nuclear inspections within the framework of Iran’s dignity, were among the red lines that Karkhanei said must be taken into account.

“The Western communities and the Group 5+1 should know that Iran’s parliament will not remain silent and will not allow the country’s interests to be at stake,” Karkhanei stressed.

Iran and the G5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) are in talks to hammer out a final deal to end a decade of impasse over Tehran’s civilian nuclear work.

On November 24, 2013, the two sides signed an interim nuclear deal in the Swiss city of Geneva.

The Geneva deal (the Joint Plan of Action) came into effect in January and expired in July, when the parties decided to extend negotiations until November 24 in the hope of clinching a final deal that would end a decade of impasse over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear energy program.

Meanwhile, the parties are said to be preparing for a last-ditch effort to reach an agreement on November 18 in Vienna.

By Tasnim News Agency


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