Senior MP Blasts West’s Continued Hostile Policies against Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Iranian lawmaker on Tuesday lashed out at the West for its hostile policies against Iran, warning that those policies could further undermine the Iranian nation’s trust in the West.
“Nowadays we notice that some western leaders are giving full vent to their anti-Iran rant; it seems as if there is no end in sight to the West's hostility towards Iran," Javad Jahangirzadeh said at the open session of parliament.
He said that such enmities and contradictory remarks by western officials -- some of them are under pressure from the Zionists or take their cue from them -- could harm a modicum of trust the Iranian nation might still have in the West.
Appreciating the efforts made by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the team of nuclear negotiators, he expressed hope that they can take steps to secure the rights of the Iranian nation.
Also, another lawmaker said on December 1 that the nuclear deal with six world powers is by no means the end of Washington’s antagonist policies against Iran and nation’s unshakeable will is needed for future success.
“If America intended to breach the agreements and pursue the Zionists’ will, it would be easy for us to return to 20% and even higher enrichment levels, in line with our peaceful nuclear program,” Mohammad Dehqan said.
He said that the nuclear deal with the West is neither negative, not positive in its nature and the best way to deal with it observing rationalism.
“By signing this agreement we are now at the beginning of a very tough and tense path with the Americans, victory and success at whose end depends on our nation and our government’s resistance and steadfastness against the excessive US demands,” said the member of the parliament’s Judiciary and Legal Affairs Commission.
On November 24, Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - Russia, China, France, Britain and the US - plus Germany sealed an interim deal that both sides hope could open the way for the permanent resolution of Iran's nuclear standoff.
In exchange for Iran’s confidence-building bid to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, the six world powers agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against the Islamic Republic and not to impose any new ones during the six-month period that can be extended by mutual agreement.
The deal is intended to allow time to negotiate a comprehensive agreement on the nuclear program.
Opponents of the deal in the US have called for new sanctions, saying that greater pressure could force Iran to yield more. But President Barack Obama administration calls that unrealistic and says new sanctions could derail any chance for diplomacy to succeed.
The deal does not need to be ratified by Congress and Obama is using his executive power to temporarily suspend some existing US sanctions on Iran. Senators have been discussing for months imposing even tighter sanctions, which could put the deal reached in Geneva in jeopardy.