THAT’S IRONIC: Iran Lawmakers Pick Nuclear Deal Review Panel

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 6.04.09 AMYeah… because they’re the ones getting the short end of the stick here.

Iran’s parliament announced Wednesday the final composition of a 15-member panel largely composed of conservative lawmakers to review the country’s nuclear deal with world powers.

Iranian MPs have demanded a stronger say in the deal negotiated by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif with US Secretary of State John Kerry and top diplomats from five other leading nations.

Along with criticism of the nuclear talks in hardline conservative media outlets, Iran’s parliament has witnessed deep scepticism over the diplomacy that finally led to the accord in Vienna on July 14.

The agreement — reached in talks between Iran and Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States — aims to curb Tehran’s nuclear programme in exchange for lifting international sanctions imposed on its economy since 2006.

Iran denies Western accusations that it seeks an atomic bomb.

The fate of the deal, and the extent to which Iranian MPs can influence a final accord, remains unclear.

Read more: Yahoo News


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