Iranian parliament members set tough red lines for the local government concerning a potential new nuclear deal with world powers.
Iranian lawmakers in the parliament have set tough terms, in major numbers, for Tehran’s admission to the nuclear accord. It happens just as a deal between Iran and foreign powers in Austrian capital looks accessible after long months.
250 parliamentarians demanded that Iranian President abide with their demands in reviving the JCOPOA in an open declaration yesterday. Since two years ago, the Iranian Legislature, which has 290 seats, has been by conservative MPs.
Iranian parliament members asserted that the United States, along with the European powers, has proved untrustworthy in the past. The legislative members reiterated the red lines in case the west won’t comply with the accord like its previous conduct.
The MPs described the red line as securing guarantees from Washington and EU countries that a new accord will not be subject to another abandonment. Three years after the start of original accord, the US, under former administration, withdrew from the deal under curious reasoning.
“The US regime and other countries party to the JCPOA must pledge that they won’t use the snapback mechanism,” Iranian parliamentarians said in part of their statement. The snapback mechanism is the way through which western parties get the ability to impose the sanctions under certain conditions. The conditions, nevertheless, are ambiguous and open to interpretation by various sides.
The lawmakers also demanded the revocation of any economic sanction that Iran suffered from on the basis of false reasons. These sanctions were those related to nuclear activities, terrorist claims, missile programs, and human rights labels. Besides, Iran Restrictions Act, the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), and U-Turn sanctions on dollar transactions must be subject to revocation too.
Iranian Parliament Vis-à-vis US Parliament
Members of Iranian parliament adopt the new policy in a condition that their counterparts in Washington have made concerning remarks. During the recent weeks, hardliners in US congress threatened the Biden administration with a similar conduct to thwart the deal. They believe that the new deal is as dangerous as the old one and unable to contain Iran as a potential nuclear threat.
These approaches raised concerns about the futility of the current attempts to revive the deal in Vienna. Iranian leader, along with policymakers, set fresh lines in the policies to avoid going through a similar damaging process.
The parliament intervention is the first legal involvement in Iranian with the negotiation process since it started early last year. Recent reports indicate that an imminent truce as accessible and the political tumult is the outcome.
The lawmakers demanded an unclear “verification” method to guarantee that their requests were carried out effectively with a clear outcome. Iran takes steps to slow down its nuclear progress and return to full conformity with the deal’s requirements.
Iran began progressively increasing its nuclear activities a year after US withdrawal back in 2019. A year later, with the parliament’s bill to require the government to take further steps, the procedure has expedited dramatically.
After two significant assaults on Iran’s key nuclear facility in Natanz and the killing of a prominent nuclear scientist, the bill gained enough approval. No one officially claimed responsibility for the assaults, while Tehran accused Israel for being the perpetrator.
Iranian parliament, nevertheless, made no active role during the ratification of the original deal in 2015. The new approaches by US counterparts awakened Iranian lawmakers about potential future issues. Iran means to reach the deal, but one that can last longer than a government in Washington.