Iran’s FM to Attend Parliament Commission Session

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to attend a weekly session of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission on Tuesday, a lawmaker said today.

Iran’s FM to Attend Parliament Commission Session

According to the parliamentary commission’s rapporteur Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, the foreign minister is expected to go to parliament on Tuesday in order to answer a number of questions raised by members of the commission.

But the lawmaker made it clear that the upcoming session will have nothing to do with the issue of nuclear talks between Iran and the Group5+1.

"On Tuesday, only Mr. Zarif will be present in the commission and the rest of the nuclear negotiating team are not to attend... In case questions arise about the nuclear negotiations during the session, they will be discussed, otherwise the issues regarding the trend of nuclear negotiations will be addressed in a  special session of the commission to be attended by all members of the negotiating team," he said.

Naqavi Hosseini had announced earlier that the Iranian team of nuclear negotiators would attend a session of parliament's commission to brief its members on the new round of Iran-Group5+1 Geneva talks.

“The National Security and Foreign Policy Commission is going to study the issue of the recent nuclear negotiations and will therefore invite the head and members of the (Iranian) nuclear negotiating team to attend the commission,” he said on October 17.

As regards the date for the briefing session, Naqavi Hosseini said that no specific time has been decided for it, but the matter would definitely be in the next week agenda of the national security and foreign policy commission.

The discussions in Geneva brought together Iranian officials and representatives of the G5+1 - the permanent members of the UN Security Council (Britain, China, France, Russia and the US) plus Germany - also known as the P5+1 or E3+3.

The two sides wrapped up two days of discussions in Geneva on Wednesday. Further talks will take place on November 7-8 in Geneva, which are to be preceded by sessions attended by scientific and sanctions experts to address differences and to develop practical steps.

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