Iranian MPs: No Legal Basis for Implementation of N. Agreement before
Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:57
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian legislators in a statement underlined that the
implementation of a recent nuclear agreement between Tehran and the world
powers would have no legal grounds if it does not receive the approval of
the Parliament and the Guardian Council first.
In their statement on Sunday, the lawmakers appreciated the Iranian team of
nuclear negotiators for their efforts, but meantime, said that based on the
Constitution, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) should be
scrutinized by the parliament and all relevant bodies are required to
present information and cooperate with the legislative body in this regard.
They added that the government should present the JCPOA to the parliament in
the form of a bill as soon as possible.
"Any voluntary measure and implementation of the agreement in any form -
irrespective of the fact that it will be a for temporary period or for
good - doesn’t have any legal basis before the parliament and the Guardian
Council's approval," the lawmakers underscored.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus
Germany) reached an agreement in Vienna on July 14 to end 13 years of
After the agreement, Chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security
Sub-Committee Mohammad Reza Mohseni Sani announced that the legislature
would study the agreement within 20 days.
"The government and parliament should study the text (of the agreement)
precisely," Mohseni Sani told FNA at the time.
But later some officials said that approval of the JCPOA by the parliament
will turn it into a law in Iran and binding for any future government, which
won't be to the benefit of the country if the other side doesn’t meet its