TEHRAN (Iran News) – Head of Iranian parliament’s Energy Commission Mr. Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani believes the government is seeking bipolarity of “negotiation versus livelihood” in the upcoming presidential election and it is not ready to accept its failure regarding the JCPOA.
Speaking to ICANA, Abbasi-Davani warned the government not to play in the U.S. court, saying that the recent leakage of the audio of Foreign Minister’s interview is in line of creating the bipolarity and it is an election maneuver. He admitted that unfortunately the government is currently trying to condition the society with two issues of livelihood versus negotiation.
He said the executive body in the past eight years has failed in fulfilling its obligations regarding the economy and the prices are spiraling skyward any moment, and now it says if the country wants the pressures to be reduced, it should support the government in the JCPOA talks.
He claimed major sanctions against Iran were imposed during Presidents Hashemi Rafsanjani and Khatami and no serious sanctions were imposed during the ninth and tenth governments and only the UN resolution was passed.
Abbasi-Davani reiterated that the government is not ready to accept its failure in the nuclear talks and it should not repeat the past big mistake while the sanctions are collapsing and Iran is strong position.
He went on to say that resuming the JCPOA talks and the step-by-step plan is a wrong strategy for the country.
On cooperation with China, he said the 25-year cooperation agreement with China is a strategic one between the two states, adding that China is a safe customer for Iran’s oil and some of its oil products, and this cooperation is itself an anti-sanction action and if the cooperation continues, the U.S. will not be able to continue its sanctions.
He reiterated that what has been signed between Iran and China is not an accord or agreement to be approved by Majlis, reiterating that Majlis is ready cooperate with the government for cooperation with China.
Abbasi-Davani has recently announced he wants to run for president in the upcoming presidential election.