Iran’s Zarif Due in Parliament to Brief MPs on JCPOA

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif plans to attend parliament on Tuesday to brief the lawmakers about a range of issues, including the latest efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an MP said.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Spokesman for the Independent Velayee Faction Mehrdad Baouj Lahouti said that according to schedule, the foreign minister is going to participate in the Tuesday meeting of the faction.

Zarif plans to brief the members of the parliamentary faction on the process of diplomatic talks between Iran and European parties to the JCPOA, he added.

The lawmaker further said Zarif is also slated to hold talks on the latest developments in the region and the world as well as the US’s exit from the JCPOA and its sanctions against Iran.

On May 8, US pulled his country out of the JCPOA, which was achieved in Vienna in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

Following the US exit, Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the accord.

Meanwhile, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has underlined that any decision to keep the JCPOA running without the US should be conditional on “practical guarantees” from the Europeans.

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