Esmail Kosari, Tehran representative to the Majlis and member of the Majlis Committee for National Security and Foreign Policy, said in an interview with Mosalas Online "If we try to have a look at the nuclear talks, right now there are rumors that say the nuclear case is to be handed over from the Secretariat of the Supreme National Security Council to the Foreign Ministry. Because the issue is not a political one, it does not relate to one ministry only. In fact the technical side is also there, so the case involves more than one ministry.”
Kosari added "In principle we must see the Supreme National Security Council takes decision on the nuclear issue. In fact even if a team takes on the nuclear case it will still need a president and one person must be the final decision maker.”
"In nuclear debates the decision maker in fact is the president who relegates the responsibility to the Supreme National Security Council. Yet, the issue does not stop there, because the nuclear case is a public, national affair and people themselves are sensitive about the issue,” he further said.
Kosari meanwhile maintained that changing the policies of pursuing Iran’s nuclear rights is a legal presidential privilege, adding "It is natural for the new administration to do new things, but whether all of these changes give the results desired by the government needs the passage of time.”
He exclaimed "Whoever takes on the responsibility of the nuclear case has to know that the Leader and people are sensitive to the issue, because our actions fall exactly within the framework of the NPT and we have not acted otherwise. I believe that the Jalili team has furthered the matter well. At that time they wouldn’t let us have 10 centrifuges, but now thousands of them enrich uranium. In fact after the preliminary talks they could take the job where now more than half of it is done and we are down the way to finishing it.”
The lawmaker emphasized that "The negotiating sides have so far been unable to find a legal fault with Iran. But it is totally another thing and must be discussed in the Supreme National Security Council if the new administration decides to make any decision.”