Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 28
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
At least 80 Iranian MPs have signed a bill that will oblige the administration to cancel the Geneva nuclear deal, if the US Congress imposes new sanctions against Iran.
Spokesman for the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran's Parliament, Hossein Naghavi Hosseini said that the bill is not presented yet to the parliament's presiding board, the official IRNA news agency reported Jan. 28.
He said that according to the bill if the US side takes new steps to impose sanctions, Iran would cancel the Geneva nuclear deal and resume its suspended nuclear activities.
Ten Senate Democrats who have advocated putting more sanctions on Iran gave the White House a two-month reprieve, saying they would wait until after the late-March deadline for completing the outlines of a deal to restrain Tehran's nuclear program before voting for the bill that President Barack Obama has said would undermine any chance of reaching an agreement, the New York Times reported Jan. 27.
The co-author of legislation to tighten the sanctions, Senator Robert Menendez, said he and other Democrats would not back passage of the bill unless talks between world powers and Iran failed to produce a framework agreement by March 24.
Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani earlier said that the Iranian MPs have a plan for enriching uranium at every level, which will come into force, if the US imposes new sanctions.
Talks between Iran and the P5+1 group have been extended until July 1, 2015 to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement.
After the sides failed to meet the 24 Nov. 2014 deadline they also extended the Geneva nuclear deal, which was signed in November 2013 for providing Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities.
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