200-plus MPs call on government to present JCPOA bill

Parliament-Iranian

The petition says any voluntary measures and implementation of the deal before the approval of the Islamic Consultative Assembly and subsequent confirmation of the Guardian Council would be illegal.

A member of parliament’s Presiding Board Sunday read out a petition signed by 201 MPs, calling on the executive branch to present a bill to the chamber on the deal it has struck with P5+1.

The following is the translation of the petition as reported by Entekhab.ir on August 16:

In line with our legal obligations, we, the deputies of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, who have signed this petition announce that:

1. We thank the nuclear negotiating team for its tireless efforts in the course of the talks.

2. Under Articles 77 and 125 of the Constitution, the review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action falls under the purview of the Islamic Consultative Assembly and requires cooperation from all relevant institutions.

3. The executive branch should immediately present the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in the form of a bill.

4. Any voluntary measures and implementation of the deal – be it temporary, permanent or conditional – would be illegal before the approval of the Islamic Consultative Assembly and subsequent confirmation of the Guardian Council.

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