Iranian Parliament Urges FM to Issue Fact Sheet on Lausanne Statement
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian parliament on Tuesday asked the foreign ministry to issue the country's own fact sheet about the Lausanne statement recently released by Tehran and six world powers in the Swiss city of Lausanne.
In a statement addressed to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, 213 lawmakers called for the release of a fact sheet on the Lausanne statement.
"Since no credible text on the part of the Islamic Republic is available other than the joint statement, and because the explanations and interpretations of the foreign ministry can be useful for examining and clarifying stances (over the Lausanne statement) and the viewpoints of critics can help in drafting the final text properly, we ask the ministry to release the Iranian fact sheet," the MPs said in the statement.
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, Iranian diplomats have dismissed such an interpretation of the agreement.
In a televised interview, 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.