Majlis supports negotiating team: MP

Tehran, April 7, IRNA – An Iranian Lawmaker Mohammed Sadat Ibrahimi said on Tuesday that parliament (Majlis) supports the negotiating team’s approach in talks with world powers.

Speaking to IRNA about details of a Majlis closed session on Tuesday morning, he noted that for the beginning, head of Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi briefed the MPs on technical aspect of Lausanne negotiations.

Then, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif explained latest developments in nuclear talks with the world powers including the G5+1 policies and their obligations towards Iran, the MP elaborated.

He quoted the foreign minister saying that the negotiating team has done its best to make intelligent decisions during the talks.

Sadat Ibrahimi said despite the fact that minorities of lawmakers are critical of nuclear negotiations, majority of MPs support the negotiating team.

Zarif and Salehi attended Majlis closed session on Tuesday morning.

Zarif and Salehi along with members of Iranian nuclear team are in Majlis to review the results of the talks held recently between Iran and the P5+1 in the Swiss city of Lausanne.

The P5+1 include the US, UK, France, Russia and China plus Germany.

According to reports, spokesman for the AEOI Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Marziyeh Afkham and Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Expatriates and Parliamentary Affairs Hassan Qashqavi are present in today’s Majlis session.

Iran and Group 5+1 resumed their new round of talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, in late March to narrow their differences over Tehran’s nuclear energy program ahead of a July 1 deadline.

After nine days of hard work, the seven nations reached an understanding which laid the ground for them to start drafting the final nuclear deal.

Zarif said on April 2 that according to the agreement reached between Iran and the six world powers, all the US, EU and UN Security Council sanctions against Iran will be lifted under the final deal.

‘Our decision today that will be the agreed base for the final text of the Joint Plan of Action (the final deal) is of vital importance,’ Zarif said reading out a joint statement at a press conference with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday.