Iranian MPs to visit nuclear sites in Natanz, Fordow next week

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Several members of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission plan to pay a visit to the country’s nuclear facilities in Natanz and Fordow in coming days, a spokesman for the commission said on Wednesday.

“According to the schedule, the members of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission’s nuclear committee will pay a visit to nuclear facilities in Natanz and Fordow on Monday,” Hossein Naqavi Hosseini told the Tasnim News Agency.

The trip to the nuclear sites by the lawmakers is aimed at “monitoring the proper implementation of the JCPOA”, he said, referring to the July 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and other world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Speaking to reporters earlier, Naqavi Hosseini said that the commission’s nuclear committee had held a meeting on Tuesday to provide a framework for a report on the implementation process of the JCPOA over the past six months.

He said the six-month report would include five parts featuring different aspects of the deal, including commitments of the Islamic Republic and commitments of the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

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

Six months after the JCPOA came into force, some Iranian officials still complain about the other side’s failure to fully implement the accord.

By Tasnim News Agency