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Iran never backs down on demand for bans removal: MP

12 May 2015 - 13:30

A senior Iranian lawmaker says the Islamic Republic will never change its position†on the need for†the†simultaneous†removal of all†anti-Iran sanctions imposed†over Tehran's†nuclear program.

Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi said†Monday that Iran also sticks to its position on defending†national interests and†continuing its†peaceful nuclear activities.

ďThe [Islamic] establishment will not retreat an†iota†from this fundamental principle,Ē the Iranian legislator pointed out.

He further stressed the importance of acting vigilantly at the current juncture of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 countries to serve the Iranian nationís interests.

Iran and the P5+1 group of countries -- the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany -- reached a mutual understanding on the parameters of a comprehensive agreement over the Islamic Republicís nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 2.

The two sides are set to start a new round of expert-level talks in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday. Representatives of Iran and the six-party nations†held their latest round of three-day talks in Vienna in April in a bid to draft the text of a final agreement based on the mutual understanding reached in Lausanne.

Iran and the P5+1†group have agreed to finalize a comprehensive deal on Tehranís nuclear program by the end of June.

Iran parliamentary delegationís visit to Syria

Boroujerdi added that†a delegation of Iranian parliamentarians would pay a visit to the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Tuesday.

He said†the Iranian delegation is scheduled to discuss with Syrian officials the latest developments in the Middle East, particularly in Syria.

Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fueled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 222,000 people, according to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="555"] Foreign-sponsored militants walk down a road in the city of Jisr al-Shughur, northwestern Syria, April 25, 2015. © AFP[/caption]

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says over 7.2 million people have been internally displaced, and more than 3 million others have been forced to flee the country.

By Press TV

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