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Iran News in Brief – August 16, 2022



MP Protested Parliament’s Futile Role While Warning of Public’s Discontent

Mohammad Reza Sabbaghian Bafghi, a member of the Iranian regime's parliament

During the public parliamentary session today, one of the regime’s representatives protested that Ebrahim Raisi’s administration is keeping the parliament in the dark on the nuclear talks while warning of public discontent.

Mohammadreza Sabbaghian Bafghi said: “I wanted to warn the board, but I think it is useless. At least, let the representatives be warned. The JCPOA negotiations have been going on for months but unfortunately, the parliament is not being kept in the loop, not even in the slightest hints. People are asking questions but we have no answers. Most of the representatives today do not have more information than a citizen! It is the right of the representatives to know where the negotiations are heading and where they will end. Why do you leave the parliament in the dark?”

He added: “Gentlemen of the board! How is this parliament functioning? We are not aware of the Chinese contract. Who in the parliament has any clue about what the Chinese contract is all about? What ingredients does it have? What do they want to do? Today, which of you know about the JCPOA negotiations and what they are doing? What compromises do they want to make and what concessions do they want to get? This is not a parliament! We are not MPs! But the people do hold us to account. People ask questions. We are the ones who have to cope with their bad and misguided behavior.”


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Also, read Iran News in Brief – August 15, 2022