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Top Iran Lawmaker Reiterates Demand To Remove IRGC Sanctions

2/27/2022

Iran’s parliament has reiterated Tehran’s demand to remove the IRGC from the US list of terrorist entities, as one of the necessary measures to revive the JCPOA nuclear deal.

The spokesman of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Mahmoud Abbaszadeh-Meshkini, said on Sunday all the Islamic Republic’s demands in the Vienna talks should be met.

"When we say the lifting of all sanctions, it means institutions, companies and individuals; removing the Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) from the list of terrorist organizations is also one of the expectations of the Islamic Republic", he said.

Abbaszadeh-Meshkini added that there are five or six issues left in the Vienna talks, which are important and sensitive priorities for the Islamic Republic, noting that these are the country’s red lines.

Last week, 250 out of 290 members of parliament issued a statement urging President Ebrahim Raisi not to agree to any new nuclear deal without ensuring Iran's demands.

Iran has been insisting to obtain a political guarantee from the United States that it would not renege on a new nuclear agreement, and remove all sanctions imposed on Iran, whether for nuclear or other reasons, such as human rights violations or terrorism. The US has said it will remove only nuclear related sanctions.

Earlier In February, Israel urged the US not to remove the IRGC from its list of terrorist groups, saying the IRGC – which has been designated as a terror group since 2019 -- sponsors Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the Houthis.

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