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Iran parliament to discuss bill on reducing cooperation with IAEA

Iran Materials 12 June 2010 15:41
The Iranian parliament will discuss a bill on reducing cooperation with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Fars news agency reported.
Iran parliament to discuss bill on reducing cooperation with IAEA

The Iranian parliament will discuss a bill on reducing cooperation with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Fars news agency reported.

Parliament deputy Hami-Reza Fouladgar told Fars that the bill will be raised on Sunday in the parliament with the aim to revise and reduce cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog following the UN resolution against the Islamic state, DPA reported.

The UN Security Council on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favour of its fourth sanctions resolution against Iran.

The Iranian parliament had several times warned that in case of a renewed UN resolution against Tehran, the deputies would approve a bill obliging the government to reduce cooperation with the IAEA.

The parliament had already voted in 2005 to stop implementation of the IAEA Additional Protocol which would allow the IAEA to have snap and wider inspections of Iranian nuclear sites.

It was not yet clear whether the parliament would also discuss Iran's withdrawal from the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Iran said that, as signatory of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it had an internationally acknowledged right to pursue peaceful nuclear technology.

The world powers, however, fear that Iran might use the same technology for a secret military programme and build an atomic bomb.

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