Iran MPs to make 'constructive' study of nuclear deal

By REUTERS
July 18, 2015 12:40

 
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DUBAI - Iran's conservative-dominated parliament wants Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to brief it on a nuclear deal he negotiated with world powers and will examine the agreement in a "constructive spirit", official media reported on Wednesday.

Under the accord announced on Tuesday, international sanctions will be lifted in exchange for Iran agreeing to long-term curbs on a nuclear program that the West and Israel have suspected was aimed at creating a nuclear bomb.

Iran says its program is for civilian purposes only.

Parliament speaker Ali Larijani said members of the assembly would scrutinize the deal's text and annexes from both legal and technical aspects, the official IRNA news agency reported.

"The MPs will look into the deal with a positive and constructive approach," he was quoted as saying.

"We will invite the foreign minister soon to tell us more about the talks and the deal."

While it is Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who has the last word on matters of state, any discussion in the assembly will shed light on sentiment inside the political establishment about the historic agreement.

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