Zarif to brief MPs on Iranian delegation’s visit to New York

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif plans to attend a meeting of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission to brief the lawmakers on the Iranian delegation’s recent visit to New York for the UN General Assembly, the spokesman for the commission said.

Speaking to Tasnim, Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said according to the schedule, Zarif will attend the meeting of the parliamentary commission on Monday.

Zarif is slated to brief the members of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission on various issues, including the Iranian delegation’s recent visit to New York, the spokesman added.

He further said the Hormuz peace plan, as well as the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and regional issues will also be discussed at the meeting with Zarif.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani presented the Hormuz peace initiative while delivering a speech at the UN General Assembly on September 25 and invited all regional countries to participate in it.

“The initiative is based on the fact that all regional countries are duty-bound to ensure peace, stability and prosperity in the region. Together with the international community, they have common interests in maintaining freedom of navigation and energy transfer,” Zarif said at a UN Security Council meeting later in the day.

These regional efforts are necessary to prevent war, conflict, violence, extremism, terrorism and sectarian tensions, Zarif said, adding that Tehran’s proposal was aimed at enhancing solidarity, mutual understanding as well as peaceful and friendly relations between countries in the region in order to guarantee the territorial integrity and political independence of regional states.