Iran’s parliament must obey supreme leader decisions in nuclear case
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 21
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian parliament should obey the decisions of the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei regarding the nuclear issue, Ali Larijani, the parliament speaker said.
Larijani made the remarks while commenting on a new bill on nuclear issue which its outlines was approved in the parliament with huge majority on June 21.
Revises was made in the bill in order to give the nuclear negotiators freedom to talk with the counterpart within the framework which was set by the supreme leader and the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Larijani said, Iran's Mehr news agency reported.
Larijani further said that while the SNSC works under the authority of the supreme leader, his decisions on the issue should be respected by the parliament.
Larijani's statements come as a response to some hardliner MPs who were against the changes in the submitted bill which asserts that the SNSC decisions should be respected regarding the nuclear case.
The details of the bill which dubbed "the government obligation to preserve the nuclear achievements and rights" will be discussed in the parliament on June 23.
It should be noted that MPs made some changes in the bill after Larijani resisted submitting the bill for voting.
Larijani said that the SNSC's viewpoints are not included in the bill, so it should be revised after consulting with the SNSC.
Iran and the group P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) are in intense talks to hammer out a comprehensive nuclear deal by the end of June. The deal is supposed to limit Iran's nuclear activities on one hand and on the other, remove sanctions on the country's economy.
Iran is resisting Western demands to having access to its military sites and conducting interviews with Iranian nuclear experts and security officials.
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