TEHRAN, June 30 (MNA) -- MP Heshmatollah Falahat-Pisheh of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission criticized the government’s handling of Iran’s nuclear dossier here on Tuesday.

By implementing the additional protocol to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) before the Majlis approved it, the government ignored the rights of the Majlis in the issue of Iran’s nuclear dossier, and if the government accepts more new commitments, it will not be able to justify itself to the Majlis and nation, Falahat-Pisheh told the Mehr News Agency.


Pointing out that Iran should stand up for its alienable right to peacefully use nuclear technology within the framework of the regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Falahat-Pisheh said that Iran-European Union negotiations should continue until there is hope to reach an agreement.


He added that the two sides must foster mutual trust in the Iran-EU dialogue and find ways to enhance that trust.


The MP stated that the EU is pressuring Iran to halt its uranium enrichment activities in order to hinder Iran’s scientific and technological advancement and is trying to marginalize the NPT and the IAEA.


Falahat-Pisheh said that although the IAEA and the EU showed no goodwill, Iran implemented the additional protocol to the NPT before it was ratified by the Majlis, allowed the agency to inspect its nuclear sites, and presented a 1000-page report on its nuclear activities to the agency.


In light of all this, if Iran accepts new commitments, even voluntarily, it would undermine its sovereignty in the international arena, he added.


In conclusion, he said that Iranian diplomacy over the past 18 months has led nowhere and if the government continues this type of diplomacy, it will have to explain its actions to the Majlis.






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