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Iranian FM to answer MPs’ questions on JCPOA implementation report

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will attend parliament in the near future to discuss a recent report provided by the Foreign Ministry on the implementation of the July 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Mohammad Saleh Jokar, a member of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said Zarif will soon attend a meeting of the commission and brief the MPs on the Foreign Ministry’s report regarding the status of implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear deal, over the past three months.

He further described the report as “superficial and including ambiguities”, saying it is necessary that the foreign minister or another member of Iran’s negotiating team with the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) attend a meeting of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission and explain about the report.

Earlier this month, Hossein Sobhaninia, another member of the commission, told the Tasnim News Agency that the report will be discussed in a meeting of the commission on May 1.

After the meeting, the commission will submit a report on the JCPOA implementation to the presiding board of the parliament, he added.

Tehran and the Group 5+1 on July 14, 2015, reached a conclusion over the text of the JCPOA.

The accord took effect on January 16, terminating all nuclear-related sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

According to a law that requires the Iranian administration to safeguard the nation’s achievements and nuclear rights, the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission has been tasked with monitoring “the proper implementation” of the JCPOA, and is required to submit a report on the issue to the presiding board of the parliament every six months.

By Tasnim News Agency