Iranian MPs to question foreign minister Zarif on nuclear talks
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 15
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
One hundred Iranian MPs have signed a petition to question foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif on results of nuclear talks with P5+1.
Javad Karimi, a member of Iranian parliament's national security and foreign policy committee, said the petition includes seven questions for the foreign minister, Iran's Fars news agency reported Nov. 15.
However, the questioning has been postponed to the next week because the minister will have a travel this week, he added.
Zarif said last week that any final nuclear agreement with the P5+1 should recognize the Islamic Republic's right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
On Nov. 2, the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran and the P5+1 can reach a comprehensive agreement before the Nov. 24 deadline, set for the talks between the two sides.
Iran and the P5+1 (Russia, China, France, the UK, the US and Germany) are negotiating to narrow their differences over the Islamic Republic's nuclear energy program ahead of the deadline.
Last November, the two sides clinched an interim nuclear accord, which took effect Jan. 20 and expired six months later. However, both parties agreed to extend their talks until Nov. 24 as they remained divided on a number of key issues.