MPs Comment on Nuclear Talks

MPs Comment on Nuclear Talks   MPs Comment on Nuclear Talks

Two members of parliament commented on the ongoing talks between Iran and world powers on Tehran's nuclear activities in separate interviews with ICANA on Tuesday.

Deputy Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mansour Haqiqatpour said a good deal is accessible provided that other negotiating parties show the same resolve as the Islamic Republic.

Noting that the remaining discussions are "highly difficult," he urged the negotiators to firmly stick to the red lines set by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei with a view to achieving the country's goals and preserving national interests.

Haqiqatpour described the one-week extension of talks agreed by the negotiating parties as "logical" and said, "Iran is in no hurry to prepare the text of a final accord," adding that there is no intention to sacrifice national interests for time.

Iran and the P5+1 (the US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany) agreed to extend an interim deal on Tehran's nuclear program until July 7 to allow more time for talks to reach a final deal. The decision was made on Tuesday, which had previously been set as the deadline.

The lawmaker also criticized England and France for their attempts to sabotage the talks. He also called on the US to stop making excessive demands, urging all the involved parties to recognize and respect Tehran's rights.

In related remarks, spokesman for the Majlis Judicial and Legal Commission Mohammad Ali Esfanani hailed efforts by the negotiating team to protect the rights of the nation in nuclear talks.

Reiterating that inspecting military sites is among the red lines set by the Leader, he said the negotiators will not give in to excessive demands and will not let anybody inspect the sites.

"It is a normal practice for all countries to bar other countries from inspecting their military sites," he noted, citing the United States as example which has not allowed the IAEA to visit its nuclear facilities.