A senior Iranian lawmaker says the parties involved in the Vienna talks have agreed to remove the Revolutionary Guards from the US list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO).

A member of the Islamic Republic parliament’s foreign policy committee, Hossein Noushabadi, said on Wednesday that the important issues have been resolved to revive the nuclear deal.

He said the final decision on the fate of the nuclear deal needs to be made by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

A former Trump Administration official said last week that information he received from unnamed officials indicated that US negotiators have agreed to lift terror-related sanctions on Iranian individuals and entities.

A hardliner lawmaker had reiterated last week that a good nuclear agreement is one that removes the IRGC from the list of terrorist organizations.

Ebrahim Rezaei has said that the Islamic Republic wants the United States to remove all sanctions imposed on the IRGC, in addition to all other sanctions imposed since 2018.

Noushabadi’s remarks echoed similar ones by the spokesman of the foreign policy committee who last week described removing the IRGC from the US list of terrorist entities as one of the necessary measures to revive the JCPOA nuclear deal.

Abbaszadeh-Meshkini said, "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.”

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