Iranian negotiator due in parliament to review JCPOA

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi plans to take part at parliament session on Sunday to review the details of the finalized text of a lasting accord between Iran and six world powers, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Saturday, Mohammad Hassan Asafari, a member of the presiding board of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said Araqchi is scheduled to attend a session of the commission and respond to MPs’ questions about the text of the JCPOA on Sunday evening.

During the meeting, Araqchi, who was a top negotiator in the nuclear talks with the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), and the lawmakers will also review the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14 reached a conclusion on a lasting nuclear agreement that would terminate all sanctions imposed on Tehran over its nuclear energy program after coming into force.

The 159-page deal has its own opponents and proponents both in Iran and the other countries that are parties to the JCPOA, particularly the US.

While the United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution to endorse the deal, the text of the document needs to be ratified by both Iran’s Parliament and the US Congress.

By Tasnim News Agency