جمعه ۱۹ آذر ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۲۲:۵۲ - ۹ دسامبر ۲۰۱۶
The Iranian Members of Parliament in Majlis reacted in defiance to the IAEA’s resolution on Iran’s nuclear program. The resolution asked Iran to stop all nuclear activities that could contribute to producing fuel for a nuclear bomb. But a large number of lawmakers played down the resolution and demanded the continuation of uranium enrichment. A day after the IAEA’s board of governors passed a unanimous resolution on Iran, Farda’s correspondent in Tehran reported on a letter signed by 200 members of parliament asking the authorities to ignore the resolution and continue uranium enrichment.
Farda’s correspondent also reported that a demand was made by Gholamreza Mesbahi-Mooghadam, a parliamentary member from Tehran, for economic sanctions against Britain. He stated that if Britain were to continue to support America’s policy towards Iran, we should cut all economic ties with the UK.
Mohammed Khosh-Chehreh, the acting chair of the Majlis committee on the economy, welcomed this proposal and demanded a review of Anglo-Iranian trade relations.
In an interview with Farda, Donald Anderson the head of British Parliament’s Foreign Affair Committee, said: “I don’t think what they said would be of any great significance.” The most it may do is assist the government to show to the outside world that they are under considerable pressure. In brief, Mr. Anderson called this reaction “a shadow boxing game.”
With regard to what was said about Anglo-Iranian trade relations in Majlis, Donold Anderson repeated: “I wouldn’t attach any significance to this particular threat. It hasn’t come from the government and in fact there are contrary voices coming from Mr.Hassan Rohani”. Mr. Rohani, who is the head of Iran’s National Security Council and the person in-charge of Iran’s nuclear program, was recently in Amsterdam and had extensive talks with the EU officials.