Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has opposed a parliamentary vote on the nuclear deal, the JCPOA, saying terms of the agreement will turn into legal obligation if it is passed by Majlis.
Rouhani made the comments at a news conference today. He said the JCPOA was a “political understanding” reached with world powers, not a “pact” that requires parliamentary approval. (AP, 29 August)
Rouhani has referred the JCPOA to the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), the country’s highest national security body. As president, Rouhani chairs the SNSC and is believed to have enough votes in the body for the approval of JCPOA.