Baku, Azerbaijan, May 9
By Farhad Daneshvar - Trend:
More than 100 Iranian lawmakers have urged President Hassan Rouhani to set a deadline for halting the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The lawmakers have called for reviewing Iran's commitments regarding the JCPOA through a letter to Rouhani, IRNA news agency reported May 9.
The lawmakers have also called on the government to adopt reciprocal measures in proportion to a possible move by the US to seize Iran's frozen assets.
On April 20, a US court ruled that a part of Iran's frozen assets had to be turned over to the US families of the victims of a 1983 bombing in Beirut and other attacks blamed on Iran.
The lawmakers' letter was read by Mohammad Dehqan, an Iranian lawmaker, during the parliamentary open session on May 9.
The JCPOA was implemented on January 16 followed by a nuclear deal last year curbing Iran's nuclear program in return for the removal of international sanctions.
However, short after the implementation of the JCPOA several Iranian officials including Governor of Central Bank of Iran Valiollah Seif criticized the westerners for failing to meet commitments regarding the JCPOA and the full removal of sanctions.
Therefore the joint commission of Iran and the group P5+1set up a working group to probe into the issue of the removal of sanctions.