Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces General Hassan Firouzabadi said in Tehran that the Majlis, the Iranian parliament, should not give its approval to the JCPOA, the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers. Gen. Firouzabadi said Majlis “should not make the JCPOA a binding legal document for Iran.”
Firouzabadi said that Iran’s armed forces are profoundly concerned about the possible impacts of the JCPOA and the (UN Security Council) resolution on Iran’s defense capabilities, and about the American misinterpretation of the text. (Fars New Agency/Press TV, 9 August)
Firouzabadi added that there are positive points in JCPOA, but he did not want the agreement become a binding commitment by Iran through parliamentary approval.
File photo: Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces General Hassan Firouzabadi (Press TV)