Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani speaks to the media during a press conference in Tehran on March 16,2015. AFP PHOTO / STR
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Iranian MPs will not derail a nuclear deal with the West, as U.S. lawmakers have threatened to, if the country's supreme leader gives it his backing, parliament's top official said Monday.Hardline Iranian lawmakers have repeatedly insisted that a nuclear agreement with world powers can only be binding if it is ratified by parliament.When asked if an agreement would require approval from parliament and Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Larijani said MPs would not stand in the way.Larijani lambasted a letter from Republican senators last week that said a final agreement could be rescinded by another U.S. administration after Obama leaves the White House.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met in Switzerland at the weekend with talks breaking off Monday.
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