23 June 2015 - 12:01
Parl. passes nuclear bill

TEHRAN, Jun. 23 (MNA) – Iran’s Parliament has approved a plan that would oblige the government to preserve nuclear rights and achievements.

Of the 244 Iranian lawmakers who attended an open session of Parliament on Tuesday, 213 voted in favor, 10 against and 6 abstained on the details of a bill that would oblige the government to safeguard the nation’s nuclear rights and achievements. 

In line with safeguarding national interests of Iran and in compliance with the Safeguards Agreement of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, any outcome of nuclear negotiations with the 5+1 group of countries shall be valid as long as the following requirements are met:

1) The immediate and complete lifting of all sanctions imposed on Iran by the UN Security Council and the European Union as well as the US administration and Congress on the same day that Tehran begins to implement its commitments.

2) The International Atomic Energy Agency would be able only to have regular inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities and it would not be given access to military or security sites or nuclear scientists.

3) Iran will allow no limitations to its scope of activities to develop peaceful nuclear technology and to conduct procurement and production work in the field of research and development (R&D). 

The results of nuclear negotiations must be presented to Majlis. Furthermore, Foreign Minister is obliged to report to Majlis the process of the implementation of the agreement every six months. Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee must present the report on the execution of the agreement to members of Parliament every six months.

Iranian MPs on Sunday had approved the general outlines of the bill with 199 votes in favor, 3 against and 5 abstained out of 213 lawmakers that had attended the open session.

The bill, which has now been approved by Palriament, will oblige the government to cancel the Geneva agreement and return Iran’s nuclear measures to the point before the agreement in case the United States Congress imposes further sanctions against Iran.

The bill needs to be approved by the Guardian Council to be signed into law and put into effect.

 

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