Iran to Issue Own Fact Sheet on Lausanne Statement: MP

Iran to Issue Own Fact Sheet on Lausanne Statement: MP

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry plans to release a fact sheet about the Lausanne statement recently issued by Tehran and six world powers in Switzerland, a senior Iranian MP announced.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a closed-door session of the parliament on Tuesday underlined that his ministry will soon release a fact sheet on the Lausanne statement, the rapporteur for the parliament's national security and foreign policy commission, Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, told the Tasnim News Agency.

The top Iranian diplomat attended the parliament session to brief the lawmakers over the framework nuclear deal.

The fact sheet will come after the US released one with different interpretations over how the framework outlines a final deal,

On April 2, Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) reached a framework nuclear agreement after more than a week of intensive negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland, with both sides committed to push for a final, comprehensive accord until the end of June.

The framework provides a series of solutions that will be the basis of a comprehensive joint plan of action.

Following the Lausanne talks, the US Department of State issued a fact sheet that emphasized Iranian concessions and referred to sanctions being “suspended” rather than terminated and only after confirmation that Tehran has complied with the terms of the agreement.

However, the Iranian diplomats have dismissed such an interpretation of the agreement.

In a televised interview on April 2, Zarif debunked the US fact sheet, stressing that the framework agreement stipulates that all anti-Iran sanctions should be terminated under a final deal.

“In fact, the Americans brought what they desired in the fact sheet,” he had noted.

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