A senior Iranian legislator has said that nuclear talks between the Islamic Republic and the six major world powers revealed that the United States is not a reliable country.
Chairman of Iranian Parliament’s (Majlis) National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Wednesday that Iran’s negotiating partners – Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States, and Germany – must live up to their commitments based on the Joint Plan of Action, signed between the two sides in the Swiss city of Geneva last November.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran displayed its sincerity with respect to this accord, but America is trying to weaken the pillars of this agreement by announcing new sanctions [against Iran],” Boroujerdi said during a meeting with chair of the European Parliament’s delegation for relations with Iran, Tarja Cronberg, in Tehran.
The top Iranian lawmaker further noted that Washington does not respect the rights of the Iranian nation and tries to influence Iran’s position and the result of the talks through sanctions.
Boroujerdi also underscored that such sanctions have helped Iran base its economy on domestic capabilities.
Cronberg, for her part, expressed hope that the Geneva nuclear deal is respected in its entirety.
The latest round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries ended in the Austria capital, Vienna, on November 24, with the two sides agreeing to extend the Joint Plan of Action to July 1, 2015.
Under the Joint Plan of Action reached between the two sides in November 2013, a final comprehensive deal aims to give assurances that Tehran’s nuclear program is exclusively peaceful and, at the same time, lift all sanctions imposed against the Iranian nation over the country’s nuclear program.
Iran has repeatedly said its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, including generating electricity and making radioisotopes for its cancer patients.