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News ID: 2433
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Publish Date: 12:19 - 20 October 2013
Tehran, YJC. Analyst says grounds are not favorable to launch a parliamentary friendship group between Iran and the US.

Heshmatollah Falahat Pisheh in interview with Mosalas Online said "Although parliaments work within their relative political systems in terms of inspection and as parts separate from governments, in terms of foreign policy they help governments.”

He added "As government’s political approaches change, those of parliaments do as well; that is to say that if governments are in good relations, parliaments hold good relations as well, else they will grow cold.”

The political analyst added that while in normal situations foreign ministries handle a country’s relations with other countries, in the case of Iran-US relationships, embodying one of the most uncommon cases in the world, it is the governments that decide what sorts of relations must be allowed, even with parliaments.

Falahat Pisheh pointed out that friendship groups are for times when there are friendly relationships between the countries concerned.

He concluded "Current Iran-US relations are inimical. The worst sanctions, besides those of the UN resolutions, have been imposed on Iran by the US Congress and House of Representatives. So under such situations the formation of parliamentary friendship groups with such a congress and such lawmakers is not possible, except for one condition where, as some have said, the friendship group is formed as a sort of lobby group which can defend Iran’s interests at the US Congress on certain occasions.

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