Iranian Parliament to Discuss Geneva Nuclear Talks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian parliament plans to hold a closed session on Tuesday to discuss various aspects of Iran’s recent nuclear talks with the six world powers in Geneva.
Head of the Parliament's Cultural Commission Ahmad Salek told reporters this morning that either President Hassan Rouhani, or Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (who led Iranian team of negotiators in Geneva) will attend the Tuesday “closed door session”.
He added that the top officials will brief parliament about the talks and their outcomes.
The MP, however, stated that Iran's new administration is fully supported by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and the Iranian nation.
Earlier today, Ayatollah Khamenei appreciated the Iranian team of nuclear negotiators after more than four days of intensive talks in Geneva over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program resulted in a historic deal.
On Sunday, November 24, Ayatollah Khamenei replied to a letter from President Hassan Rouhani, who earlier briefed the Leader on the latest developments in the negotiations between Iran and the six major world powers in the Swiss city of Geneva.
This comes after Iran and Group 5+1 (the six major world powers also known as P5+1) reached a six-month deal early on Sunday with the aim of ending a decade-long standoff over Tehran’s nuclear program.
In his letter to the Leader, President Rouhani had described Iran’s success in the marathon negotiations as a proof for “the Iranian nation’s legitimacy in nuclear activities”, adding that the world powers have admitted that Iran has the “right” to enrich uranium inside the country.
In reply, Ayatollah Khamenei said in a message posted on the Leader's official website that these achievements deserve gratitude.
“Achievement of what you have written deserves gratitude and appreciation of the delegation in nuclear talks and of other involved individuals, and it would lay the ground for future smart moves,” the Leader said in his message on Sunday.