Iranian MP: US 'not considered' part of G4+1 in JCPOA

TEHRAN (ICANA) _ Spokesman for the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Abolfazl Amouei says there will be no direct or indirect talks between Iran and the Americans in Vienna, adding Iran does not consider the United States a member of the P4 + 1 group.

“According to the discussions held on Friday in the Joint Commission of the JCPOA in the form of a webinar, this morning the National Security Commission held an extraordinary meeting with the presence of Mr. Araqchi, whose explanations we heard. Parliamentarians stressed the need for strict and complete implementation of the Strategic Action Act to lift sanctions. Mr. Araqchi also explained the current course of the talks, stressing that no direct or indirect talks would take place between the Islamic Republic and the Americans at Tuesday's meeting in Vienna. At present, the Islamic Republic of Iran does not recognize the United States as a member of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action because it has withdrawn from the JCPOA and has not complied with its obligations,” Amouei said.
“In this context, Iran will not return to its commitments and will not allow the United States to participate in the P5 + 1 talks until the sanctions are fully lifted and verified by the Islamic Republic,” he added
According to the member of Iran’s parliament, the parliamentarians noted that the Law on Strategic Measure to Remove Sanctions Act should be strictly followed.
Amouei said that members of parliament were briefed in a closed session on details of Iran-China 25-year cooperation program.
Iran's Parliament supports economic ties with different countries, according to Amouei who said that the Parliament would monitor the program and its implementation.
He explained that the Strategic Measure to Remove Sanctions Act states that by five months from the time the law goes effective, the administration should launch uranium metal production plant.


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