Zarif to inform MPs on details of Lausanne talks behind closed doors

Tehran, April 5, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that questioning about sensitive issues is Iranian MPs’ right and he will on upcoming Tuesday speak on the details of Lausanne negotiations for the parliamentarians.

‘I have already briefed the members of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission on the Lausanne negotiations and the general assembly of the Parliament, too, will be informed about the details of those talks behind closed doors on Tuesday,’ said Zarif in a meeting with the press after his Sunday meeting with the members of the Majlis commission.

‘Our meeting today with the members of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission was a good one in which I heard the MPs’ questions and it is quite natural that the people’s representatives have the right to be informed about the country’s sensitive affairs,’ he said.

Zarif added that he was delighted to see the sensitivity of the parliamentarians and the reason why he could not offer a more detailed account on the nuclear talks to them was that he had to attend a cabinet session later today.

‘Were there serious encounters at the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission?’ asked a reporter, to which Zarif replied: the encounters were serious since the issue under question was a serious one.

By IRNA