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Nuclear Policy Unaffected  by US Domestic Disputes
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Nuclear Policy Unaffected by US Domestic Disputes

A parliamentarian said disputes between political groups in the United States do not affect the Islamic Republic's policy on the nuclear talks with the major powers.
Behrouz Nemati made the remarks in an interview with ICANA on Saturday in reference to the legislation introduced by US senators late on Friday requiring congressional review of any deal with Iran over its nuclear program.
"The existing contradictions in the United States (regarding the nuclear talks) have roots in next year's election in the country as the clashes between Republicans and Democrats… have always had a direct bearing on the US presidential election," Nemati said.
"Regardless of political rows in the United States, the Majlis is sensitive to the process and fate of the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany), and it will not be the case that we give in to demands by the Americans and Congress because Tehran does not involve itself in internal political conflicts in the United States," he continued.   
Reuters reported that the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act would require US President Barack Obama to submit to Congress the text of any agreement within five days of concluding a final deal with Iran. The bill would also prohibit Obama from suspending or waiving sanctions on Iran passed by Congress for 60 days after a deal.
"It is important that we preserve the integrity of the congressional sanctions," said Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, a Republican who sponsored the measure with Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the panel, and others.
The bill creates a "responsible review process that will allow Congress the opportunity to approve or disapprove the agreement before the administration could attempt to remove these sanctions," Corker said.
The foreign relations panel passed a new sanctions bill on Iran last month. But lawmakers are giving the talks between Iran and the six major countries, including the United States, until a March 24 deadline before that bill would move to the Senate floor.
It was not immediately known when the bill introduced on Friday would come to a vote in the committee.

 

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