MP worried about imposition of another JCPOA

TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) – “The endorsed JCPOA has been fruitless and today, we are worried that another JCPOA will be imposed on us,” Iranian Parliament Member Alireza Salimi said on Tuesday.

Making the remarks in an open session of the Parliament, he said “JCPOA has brought us nothing but inflation, unemployment and concrete in Arak reactors but there are some discussions around that make us concerned about endorsement of a second JCPOA.”

Another Iranian MP Mohammad Hossein Hosseinzadeh Bahreini told Mehr news agency on Tuesday that the Parliament will for sure ask the President and foreign minister about the reason for the government’s change of foreign policy from ‘resistance’ to negotiation’.

As reported, members of the Iranian Parliament are signing a statement that condemns and bans any kind of negotiations with the US.

The statement is in reaction to the remarks made by President Rouhani regarding talks with the US.

According to the statement, holding negotiations with the US under the current situation and given the US’ withdrawal from the nuclear deal, will be harmful to the interests of the Iranian nation and thus, is condemned and prohibited.

President Rouhani, speaking today at a local event, said the key to “positive developments” is in the hands of Washington, stressing that the only way for the current situation to change is if the US removed all sanctions against Iran.

Tensions started to build up between the US and Iran after President Trump withdrew Washington from the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in May 2018, and imposed sanctions against Tehran in a bid to restrict the country's trade transactions with the world. The Trump administration has been making empty calls for talks, but the Islamic Republic stresses that as long as sanctions are in place and the US refuses to return to the JCPOA, negotiations will be meaningless. 

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