Raisi administration has curbed excessive demands from the West: MK
TEHRAN — An Iranian lawmaker has praised the Raisi administration’s policy toward nuclear talks with the West, saying the administration has succeeded in containing the West’s excessive demands.
Qudratullah Hamzeh Shalamzari said, “The 13th government had favorable and acceptable activities in the field of foreign policy to lift the sanctions and earnestly defended the rights of the people.”
He added: “In the previous government, European and American countries usually put forward proposals in the area of nuclear negotiations, and the Iranian negotiating team responded to them by considering them. But with the formation of the 13th government, this procedure has changed, and Iran presents its proposals and plans, and the Western side must respond.
The lawmaker made the remarks in an interview with Iran’s state news agency IRNA.
Stating that the Raisi government has defended the interests of the Iranian nation with intelligence and authority at the negotiating table to lift the sanctions, Hamzeh Shalamzari said: “From the beginning, the priority of the government has been to preserve the dignity and authority of the country. , and with seriousness in economic diplomacy and relations with the world and the region, he has brought about changes in favor of Iran at the regional and global level.
He continued, “The 13th government changed the conventional procedures of the previous government based on the bitter experience of the JCPOA, did not link the economy and people’s livelihood to the JCPOA, and curbed excessive demands. of the West by developing a policy of complete removal of sanctions.
He noted, “The observance of red lines, the protection of people’s interests and the protection of people’s absolute rights have brought honor and authority to Islamic Iran.”
The lawmaker continued: “The Islamic Republic never left the negotiating table, it was the Westerners who created a crisis in the negotiations by issuing a resolution to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Now it looks like we are close to an agreement.
He added: “The negotiating team moved within the framework of the general policies of the establishment, and the important recommendations of the Leader of the Revolution were also taken into account by them, and they left an acceptable record. “.
Referring to the parliamentary strategic ratification to cancel the sanctions, he said: “The adoption of this law facilitated the work of the negotiators and provided good support to the negotiating team. This law armed the negotiating team against the enemy. The actions and coordination of the government and the Majlis (Parliament) have enabled the negotiating team to come to the negotiating table with greater strength in this round of talks.
After intensive meetings and consultations, Iran finally submitted its response to the text that the European Union submitted to Iran and called it a “final” draft.
Iran’s response to the EU draft came amid Iranian calls for the United States to show flexibility. Iran’s foreign minister said Iran has shown a lot of flexibility and America knows that very well. “America knows very well how flexible we have been, now it is the turn of the American side to be flexible. During the recent negotiations in Vienna, the American side expressed its verbal flexibility on two points “It should be written. In the third question and the guarantees, we must have America’s flexibility. If America shows flexibility, we will reach an agreement in the next few days,” he said. .
After submitting the response, Iran continued its internal consultations. The Supreme National Security Council on Tuesday hosted a meeting of members of the parliamentary National Security and Foreign Policy Committee. Ali Shamkhani, Amir Abdollahian and Ali Bagheri Kani attended the meeting. And on Wednesday, a closed session of parliament was held with the same officials to discuss the situation surrounding talks in Vienna on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Comprehensive Plan of Action. spouse (JCPOA).
Abbas Moqtadaei, a member of parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee, provided some details on Iran’s response to the text submitted by the European Union on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal.
Moqtadaei confirmed the point after MPs serving on the parliamentary National Security and Foreign Policy Committee held a three-hour meeting on Tuesday with SNSC Secretary Ali Shamkhani, Amir Abdollahian, Bagheri Kani and the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).
“The meeting was attended by the Secretary of the (Supreme) National Security Council, and this was of great importance, because in the meeting held today (Tuesday), we studied the opinions and Iranian visions, and an opinion has been formed so that the Council must be informed of the latest developments in this matter,” the lawmaker said in an interview with Al Alam.
Moqtadaei pointed out that the parliament had approved the strategic law on the rights of the Iranian people and, as we know, it was America that withdrew from the nuclear agreement.
He noted that Iran had presented its response to the other party and stressed that its rights and guarantees should be taken into account.
Moqtadaei noted that it was premature to talk about the details of the Iranian response which was submitted to the European Union.
“In our response, we emphasized that the opposing side must respond to Iran’s demands and the rights of the Iranian people,” he said.