MPs Will Block Any Deal Undermining Interests

MPs Will Block Any Deal Undermining Interests MPs Will Block Any Deal Undermining Interests

A member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said the Majlis will not allow a nuclear deal that could undermine national interests to be signed with the major powers.

Mohammad Hossein Naqavi Hosseini made the remarks in an interview with Fars news agency on Monday in reference to a bill that would require the negotiators to safeguard nuclear achievements in talks with the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) on a final deal to settle the long-running dispute over Tehran's nuclear program.

The lawmakers approved the outlines of the bill on Sunday.

"The bill… will provide the Iranian negotiating team with a powerful lever," he said, adding, "The Majlis will not allow anyone to enter into an agreement that goes against national interests."

He also said, "The talks have developed in a way that the other side has obtained its intended concessions, but their commitments to Iran are" still among pending issues.

He stressed Iran's considerations about three major sticking points, namely the inspection regime to monitor Tehran's compliance with the terms of the prospective nuclear accord, the timing of lifting sanctions and the future of Tehran's nuclear research and development program, as "red lines" which have to be taken into account in any settlement.