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Iran | Parliament Speaker: Nuclear Talks Unlocked by Iran Parliamentary Act


Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf hailed the ‘Strategic Action’ on lifting the sanctions and safeguarding national interests as the main factor that resulted in a breakthrough in the nuclear talks for the revival of the JCPOA.

Speaking at a parliamentary session on Sunday, Qalibaf said what unlocked the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the Group 4+1 in Vienna was the ‘Strategic Action’ on lifting the sanctions that the Parliament had ratified in October 2020.

He said the legislation provided the Iranian team of negotiators with capacities which have led to political dealings in the Vienna talks.

One day, there is news of progress in the talks and the other day there is news of new differences, which indicates that the negotiations are quite serious, Qalibaf added.

The Parliament speaker advised the Western parties to push for the removal of the sanctions instead of making excessive demands, warning that the failure to lift the anti-Iranian sanctions will increase the cost of their return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.