May 12, 2019, 2:01 PM
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Iran serious on nuclear deal deadline: Senior lawmaker

Tehran, May 12, IRNA – An Iranian lawmaker dismissed concerns over the Tehran's international engagement policies and affirmed Iran would implement its decision on the nuclear deal after the deadline expires while sticking to its engagement policies with world.

Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, head of national security and foreign policy committee at Iran's parliament, told reporters that 'despite refusing the deadline set by Iran, the Europeans tried to encourage Iran to come to negotiation table, so they are now worried about Iran's ending its engagement approach, but the issue does not affect Iran's approach.'

On the first anniversary of the US withdrawal (May 8) from Iran's nuclear deal with six world powers known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran's President Hassan Rouhani announced Tehran's decision to suspended a part of its commitments to the deal. He said the trend will continue if the country's interests under the deal are not guaranteed by the end of a 60-day deadline.

Referring to the presence of Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) commander, Brigadier General Salami, in today's open session of the parliament, the lawmaker quoted him as saying that Iran is adequately prepared to successfully handle a war.

'Therefore, based on strategic analyses, the American officials' behavior and the field assessments show that no war is looming,' Falahatpisheh said.

'The Americans' current strategy does not allow them to start another new war. They are just seeking to wage a psychological war and are trying to combine it with sanctions and economic pressures,' he said.

Saying that nobody will contact Trump, the senior lawmaker predicted that the Americans would have to propose negotiation with Iran much more seriously in the future, and they will realize that Iran is different from any other country, such as North Korea.

'Trump himself is stuck in the psychedelic circumstances he had created. In fact, the Americans are playing all their hands in, but Iran is not doing so,' Falahatpisheh said referring to US sanctions against Iran.

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