MPs Advance Bill on Nuclear Deal

MPs Advance Bill on Nuclear DealMPs Advance Bill on Nuclear Deal

The Majlis voted to give priority to a bill requiring the negotiators to safeguard nuclear achievements in negotiations with the major powers.

The move, which was put to a vote in Wednesday’s session of parliament, was passed with 185 votes in favor, two against and four abstentions.

The text of the bill makes three points binding on the negotiating team to consider in the talks.

First, all sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union and the US Congress and administration must be completely lifted at once.

Second, the International Atomic Energy Agency would be allowed to conduct monitoring of nuclear sites only based on its conventional procedures and any access under any excuse to military and security centers and sensitive non-nuclear facilities and to the documents relating to nuclear scientists is forbidden.

Third, Iran would not accept any restriction on its research and development program to enhance its nuclear knowledge and technology meant for peaceful purposes.

Some major powers that are in talks with Iran over its nuclear program have asked that Tehran allow inspection of its military sites and meetings with nuclear scientists for interview under a possible nuclear deal, a demand vehemently ruled out by Iranian officials.