Iranian lawmakers to form JCPOA review committee
Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) will set up an ad hoc committee to review recent conclusion of nuclear talks which reached between Iran and the 5+1 group in Vienna. According to Press TV, on Tuesday, 136 Iranian lawmakers voted in favor of a proposal to form a 15-member committee to review the text of the nuclear agreement, dubbed as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said members of the committee would be picked later.
The decision to form the committee was made after Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attended the parliament’s session on Tuesday to hand over a copy of the JCPOA and brief the legislators on the landmark conclusion.
In his Tuesday address to the Majlis open session, Zarif said Iran achieved its main objectives under the JCPOA, enumerating them as “maintaining Iran’s dignity and might, establishing the nuclear program of the country, enrichment and retaining the heavy-water reactor.”
Zarif said “For the opposite side,” “the key goal was preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons,” which the Islamic Republic was already not seeking.