Nuclear deal does not require parliament approval

Salehi

The Vienna accord signed between Iran and P5+1 is not regarded as an international agreement, convention or treaty. Therefore, it has been named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, said Salehi.

Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said on Friday that since the nuclear deal between Tehran and P5+1 is not an international agreement, it does not need to secure the approval of parliament.

“The text is not regarded as 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 the chamber.

The Foreign Ministry is responsible for nuclear negotiations and has to decide about it, he was quoted as saying by the parliament’s News Agency (ICANA).

As for the quality of an unofficial translation of JCPOA, he added that based on the announcement of the Foreign Ministry, the English version is the valid and authorized text.

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