President Rouhani: Parliament's vote on JCPOA not needed

Tehran, Aug 29, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani underlined that Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) does not need the Majlis (Iranian parliament) approval for its implementation.

'Under the Iranian Constitution, a treaty has to be submitted for approval or disapproval to the Parliament if it has been signed by the president or a representative of his,' President Rouhani said, addressing a press conference in Tehran on Saturday. 'That is not the case about the Iran-Group 5+1 nuclear agreement or the JCPOA,' the Iranian president added. President Rouhani underlined that the submission of the JCPOA to the Parliament would mean that the president would have to sign the JCPOA, an extra legal commitment that the administration has already avoided. 2050**2050