Iranian vice Speaker: No necessity to inform parliament on nuclear talks

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 14

By Umid Niayesh, Saeed Isayev - Trend:

Informing Iranian parliament on all details of the country's nuclear talks is not necessary, first Vice Speaker of the parliament Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabifard said, the country's Mehr news agency reported on Feb. 13.

"The nuclear negotiations are being held under the supervision of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and Iran's key entities," he added.

It is while some hardliner MPs in the parliament accuse the president Hassan Rouhani`s administration of hiding details of the nuclear deal, saying that the deal is beneficial to the U.S. and is directed against Iran's interests.

On Jan. 21, some 150 Iranian MPs have wrote a letter to Speaker Ali Larijani urging him to take the necessary steps to provide details of the nuclear deal to all parliamentary representatives.

Iran and the P5+1 reached a nuclear agreement on Nov. 24. Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities for six months in return for sanctions relief. Both Iran and the P5+1 group have agreed to implement the agreement starting from Jan. 20.

Under the agreement, six major powers agreed to give Iran access to $4.2 billion in revenues blocked overseas if it carries out the deal, which offers sanctions relief in exchange for steps to curb the Iranian nuclear program.

The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical researches instead.

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