France's mediation between US, Iran, useless: Iranian lawmaker
A member of Iran's Parliament Commission of National Security and Foreign Policy Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh said that he believes the French president, Emmanuel Macron's suggestion for lessening tensions between Iran and United States is useless.
According to Iran press, the open session commenced at 8:22 am and member of the presiding board, Seyyed Amir Hussein Ghazizadeh Hashemi read out the agenda as follows:
(1) Continuing review of a report by the Judicial and Law Commission of the parliament regarding a bill on business and commerce which has been referred back by the Guardian Council. Articles 7 and 8 of this bill were approved by the parliament (Majlis).
(2) Review of a report by the Social Commission of the parliament regarding the formation of a new ministry -- the Ministry of Trade and Commercial Services.
(3) Review of a report by the Judicial and Law Commission of the parliament regarding amendments to existing legislation on charter for administrative justice.
(4) A report by the Economic Commission of the parliament regarding amendments and changes to Direct Taxation Act.
(5) Review of a report by the Development Commission of the parliament (Majlis) regarding an agreement between Iranian and Kuwaiti governments, authorising two-way flights between Iran and Kuwait.
Also MPs paid their tribute and commemorated former martyred President Mohammad Ali Rajaie and martyred Prime Minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar, on the occasion of Government week.
On the sidelines of this session Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh said: "I suppose the French president, Emmanuel Macron's suggestion for lessening tensions between Iran and United States is useless, and the third incremental step to further reduce our commitment to JCPOA must be taken.
"It is in our national interest to remain within the nuclear deal, but to further reduce our commitments to the deal (JCPOA). We never breach international laws but follow them.", highlighted Iran's Senior MP.
"We must get closer to our neighbours, bolster trade with our neighbours, they appraised the situation after a US drone which had encroached on Iranian territory was shot down," Falahatpisheh continued.
The B team (B group) has been unsuccessful in its many plots in the region.We must take the third incremental step to further reduce our commitment to JCPOA even more forcefully than the second step, considering the fact that the United States has been breaching international laws, and riding roughshod over international norms for well over a year.
Turning to the economy, the senior MP said Iran's economy will improve as we successfully counter illegal unilateral US sanctions, which is a form of economic terrorism. He said the tough economic conditions will improve with time.Turning to the Iran-Iraq border, Falahatpisheh said: "After many years the Khosravi border crossing has been opened up, but more infrastructure is needed to provide more services to pilgrims and tourists alike, making travel more enjoyable. Iran must reconsider its relations with United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia and must counter Benjamin Netanyahu and John Bolton."
He went on to add that in response to US withdrawal of the International nuclear deal and Europe's commitment- breaching, the Islamic Republic of Iran has acted wisely and logically.
"The Foreign ministry will carry its diplomatic affairs regarding the nuclear deal commitment. But Iran's parliament aims to provide national interests," Dehghani Firouzabadi added.
The head of foreign affairs committee of National Security and Foreign Policy of Iran's Parliament emphasized that: " Any taken action to reduce the tension is beneficial for G7 and is also beneficial for the countries who have signed multilateral agreement with Iran like JCPOA but have not committed to their commitments yet."
He continued that respecting commitments are based on international rules and those breaching them deface their prestige.
"I suppose Europe does not intend to play the US game as long as it has its own independence, we expect Europe not to sacrifice its long term interest to US short term interest in the Persian Gulf." He stressed. 104/215/203