May 8, 2019, 2:55 PM
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Senior MP says parliament backs Rouhani's decision on JCPOA

Tehran, May 8, IRMA – A senior member of Iran's parliament said Wednesday that the legislative body will support the decision made by Iran's Presdient Hassan Rouhani on suspending parts of commitments to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Member of presiding board of Parliament's Commission on National Security and Foreign Policy Mohammad-Javad Jamali told IRNA that the parliament backs President Hassan Rouhani's decision to scale down parts of the commitments to JCPOA in reaction to US breach of JCPOA endorsed by the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.
The decision came on the first anniversary of the US unilateral withdrawal from the deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The European signatories to the deal affirmed they would devise mechanisms to keep the deal alive despite Washington's breach. However, they have not managed to deliver their pledges yet.

Rouhani affirmed that the decision does not amount to withdrawal from the agreement.

Mohammad-Javad Jamali told IRNA that during the period the Americans thought they had exercised the maximum economic pressure through all-out sanctions and their attempts to interrupt Iran's security.

They have recently said that Iran should not continue enrichment, added the lawmaker who is a
The claim comes against the context of the JCPOA as the group known as 5+1 has recognized the enrichment right for Iran as a member of nuclear enrichment club, Jamali said.

Unfortunately, the Europeans couldn't or didn't want to remain committed to their obligations, he said noting that the restraint on the part of Iran showed the world that the country is in favor of peaceful resolutions to all issues.

'It seems that Washington has misinterpreted the restraint and thought that it is rooted in Iran's weakness,' the lawmaker said describing the recent decision by Iranian president as a calculated, and appropriate response.
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