Iranian parliament votes for draft plan 'Nuclear achievements protection'
Iranian parliamentarians have voted urgently on the draft plan, aimed at protecting the country's nuclear achievements and designed to be a response to the UN Security Council's resolution adopted June 9, MEHR news agency reported.
On Wednesday, the Iranian parliament put on vote the project to continue enriching uranium up to 20 percent, cooperation with the IAEA within the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and conducting inspections of ships of other countries in the Persian Gulf in response to the inspection of Iranian ships, envisaged by a new UN resolution.
About 180 MPs voted for the project, four - against, four - abstained.
One of the developers of the project, the head of the national security commission of Iranian parliament Boroujerdi Aladdin, said that the document envisages the continuation of the uranium enrichment up to 20 percent and production of nuclear fuel in Iran.
The UN Security Council adopted a resolution imposing new sanctions on Iran over its refusal from ceasing its uranium enrichment activities June 9.
Twelve members of the Security Council supported the document. Turkey and Brazil voted against, Lebanon - abstained.
This is the fourth resolution adopted by the UN Security Council in connection with Tehran's unwillingness to comply with international demands regarding its nuclear program. The West thinks that it is aimed at creating a nuclear bomb and possession of nuclear weapons.