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Larijani: Implementation of JCPOA opens new chapter for regional countries

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Baghdad, Jan 24, IRNA -- Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will open a new chapter to develop cooperation among the regional countries.

The implementation of the JCPOA would be a major stride to thwart threats such as terrorism and extremism and help economic development of the region, Larijani said.

Larijani made the remarks in the opening ceremony of the 11th conference of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) in Baghdad.

In the contemporary era, the Islamic Republic of Iran successfully defended its peaceful nuclear program over the past 12 years of intensive talks and many ups and downs, he said.

Nuclear agreement between Iran and G5+1 in fact was the victory of diplomacy and denial of threat and sanctions proved the practicality of peaceful means in resolving disputes, he said.

During nuclear talks between Iran and G5+1, one of the regional governments was urging one of the big powers to suspend negotiations and it orchestrated the oil price falls which harmed all Islamic states themselves, he said.

Iran has no dependence on oil revenue and has access to various sources of income, he said adding that they harmed themselves and others by such hallucination.

The gathering will discuss major regional issues, especially terrorism and the security concerns.

The 11th session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation was attended by 45 Islamic states.

Some 16 Arab governments excluding Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and Bahrain have attended the confab.

The event kicked off on the premises of the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad on Wednesday (January 20) at the level of MPs and will continue by January 25 at the level of parliament speakers.

The Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) is composed of the parliaments of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation member states. It was established in Iran on 17 June 1999. Its head office situated in Tehran.

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