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Nuclear deal does not require Majlis approval

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 1, IRNA -- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi said on Friday that since the nuclear deal between Tehran and P5+1 group of world powers in not an international agreement, it does not need to secure approval of Majlis (Parliament).

'The text is not regarded an international agreement, convention or treaty. Therefore, it has been named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),' he said in reply to a demand by lawmakers who want to ratify it in Majlis.

Foreign Ministry is responsible for nuclear negotiations and has to decide about it, he said quoted by the Majlis New Agency (ICANA).

To questions about the quality of unofficial translation of JCPOA, he added that upon announcement of the Foreign Ministry, the English version is the vaild and authorized text.

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