Emphasis on a one-stage deal stems from Western failure to honor its promises: MP

Kazem Jalali-Iran MP

Kazem Jalali, an MP, said the leader’s “prudent and rational” statement that any nuclear deal with P5+1 should come in a single stage stems from a lack of trust in the West.

Kazem Jalali, a deputy that represents Shahrood in parliament and heads the chamber’s research center, said on Monday the leader’s “prudent and rational” statement that any nuclear deal with P5+1 should come in a single stage stems from a lack of trust in the West. “Over more than a decade of negotiations, Westerners have proved that they are not committed to nuclear deals with the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

According to Fars News Agency, Jalali, who has a seat on Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, also said Western failure to honor their commitments has come in stages. “At the talks in Sadabad Palace [in Tehran], in a confidence-building, non-binding measure Iran agreed to suspend its nuclear activities, but the West interpreted the move as a shutdown of all Iranian nuclear activity.”

He went on to say, “Later, Iran agreed to explain all outstanding issues about its nuclear program to the IAEA, when it did so, Westerners raised new questions.”

The MP further said the reason the Supreme Leader has said that the deal should not be subject to interpretation is that in the past similar agreements have been arbitrarily interpreted by Westerners. “Iran has never left the negotiating table, but we cannot stand the illogical behavior of the West.

In conclusion, he said in the opinion of the leader a good deal would be one which is in line with national interests, protects our dignity and safeguards the nuclear achievements of the country. “In fact, through his recent comments the leader warned the West to be realistic in talks with Iran.”

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