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Lawmaker: UNSC resolution on Iran politically-motivated

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 6, IRNA
A lawmaker on Sunday described the recent UN Security Council resolution on Iran's nuclear case as 'politically motivated' and an attempt to 'void all efforts for dialogue' on the issue.

"The National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Majlis considers recent UN Security Council resolution on Iran's nuclear case as politically motivated and as attempt to defuse all efforts for talks on the issue," said rapporteur of the Commission Kazem Jalali in an interview with IRNA on the sidelines of a meeting held here Sunday.

Officials in charge of Iran's nuclear case were present at the meeting which was organized by Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission.

Speaking at the meeting, Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani had said Iran has been acting within international regulations, the International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards and the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, so the UNSC resolution is unjustified.

Jalali further told IRNA, "Should the UN Security Council take tougher measures against the Islamic Republic of Iran's case by including it in Article 41 of the UN Charter, the Majlis will respond appropriately."

He said his Commission is involved in investigating new strategies in that connection.

"The Commission has decided to make use of all capacities of Majlis to adopt new approvals and employ parliamentary diplomacy to take new measures," he added.

He said his Commission will continue to hold sessions to discuss the nuclear case.

"The Commission is strongly emphasizing the people's right to acquire peaceful nuclear energy, trying to launch more careful expert works and adopt and introduce to Majlis a series of measures at the international level that would serve as a new strategy for supporting the rights of the public."

The parliamentarian said Supreme National Security Council and other officials are holding consultations on the country's nuclear policies with respect to the ongoing developments.

"The Europeans were the first group to ignore and downgrade their proposed package because the package and its overall structure had been initiated and based on talks and dialogue, falling within the framework of the International Atomic Energy Agency regulations." He said the policies practically harm endeavors to continue talks and help the proposed package come to result.

It seems that there is still the capacity to solve the nuclear case within framework of talks and to return to the IAEA, he concluded.


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