Zarif: Security Council Cannot Easily Restore Sanctions against Iran

Zarif: Security Council Cannot Easily Restore Sanctions against Iran
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:29:35

Addressing parliament, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, Iran closely monitors the implementation of the commitments by the P5+1, Al-Alam News Network reports.

Addressing an open session of the Majlis (Parliament) on Tuesday, Zarif said the restoration of the sanctions against Iran will not be an easy move for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), and will harm its standing.

He added that Iran will be closely monitoring the implementation of the commitments by the P5+1.

After his opening remarks, Zarif replied to some questions from the MPs asked through Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani. 

Following the remarks by the Iranian foreign minister, Head of the Atomic Energy Agency of Iran (AEAI) Ali Akbar Salehi started an address to the parliamentarians.

Salehi said he has come to the Majlis to testify that what Iran has achieved in terms of the technical issues of the agreement between Iran and the P5+1 constitute a great feat, and that, as a person who has been involved in the nuclear field for over forty years, he takes full responsibility for the technical aspects of the agreement.

The top Iranian nuclear official said that, while the provisions of the agreement are meant to be “restrictions” on what the P5+1 says is Iran’s path to atomic bombs, the country’s nuclear sector has not been restricted in a real sense since the Islamic Republic has never sought to build such weapons.

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