TEHRAN (Iran News) – Majlis Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf says Iran has four red lines that should be considered in its talks with the remaining signatories of the 2015 nuclear agreement in Vienna on a potential revival of the accord.
Lawmaker Alireza Salimi cited Qalibaf as explaining the red lines during a closed parliamentary session on Sunday.
“The Parliament speaker said that the first red line is the removal of sanctions, including those mentioned in the JCPOA and the ones imposed by former U.S. president Donald Trump,” Salimi said, referring to the nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
“The second red line is the issue of verification that should be done with regard to the removal of the sanctions by the other side.
“The third red line is the issue of the U.S., with whom we should have no negotiations until the removal of all sanctions.
“And the fourth red line is the issue of the laws approved by the Parliament and the announced policies that must be observed in the negotiations.”
The JCPOA has been in disarray since May 2018, when Trump abandoned the deal and re-imposed the anti-Iran sanctions that the JCPOA had lifted.
Meanwhile addressing the parliament open session yesterday, Qalibaf said that the country seeks the complete, practical and immediate lifting of all sanctions in line with the policies set by the Islamic Revolution Leader.
“These days, negotiations between Iran and the P4+1 are going on with many ups and downs,” he said.
“One day the news of the progress of the negotiations and the next day the news of the disputes are published, all of which indicate the seriousness of the negotiations,” he added.
“In line with the policies set by the Leader, we seek the complete, practical and immediate lifting of all sanctions. If all sanctions are lifted and the economic effects are verified in practice, there should be no delay in agreeing to Iran’s commitments to the JCPOA,” Qalibaf noted.
The Parliament Speaker went on to say, “Let the enemies of Iran know that our people will never wait for their action, despite the efforts to lift the sanctions. Therefore, we advise them not to delay further in the complete lifting of sanctions because over time, their cost to return to the JCPOA will increase.”