Baku, Azerbaijan, June 21
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian parliament approved generalities of a disputed bill about the country's nuclear issue.
The bill was passed by 199 positive votes in an open session on June 21, Iran's State IRINN TV reported.
The bill would oblige the government to preserve the country's nuclear achievements and rights.
Details of the bill will be discussed in the parliament on June 23.
It should be noted that MPs made some changes in the bill after the parliament speaker, Ali Larijani resisted submitting the bill for voting.
Larijani said that the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC)'s viewpoints are not included in the bill, so it should be revised after consulting with the SNSC.
The revised text which was approved by MPs consists of three articles and two notes.
The plan stresses the removal of all sanctions the same day that of Iran starts implementing its commitments based on the nuclear agreement.
The IAEA would be able only to have common inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities and it would be barred from military, security or sensitive none-nuclear sites as well as interviewing nuclear scientists, the bill reads.
There would be no limit for Iran in accessing the peaceful nuclear technology and researches.
The bill also asserts that the SNSC decisions should be respected regarding the aforementioned issues.
The parliament should be informed about the outcome of the nuclear talks, according to the plan.
Also, the Foreign Ministry would have to present a report of the possible nuclear agreement implementation every six months.
Iran and the group P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) are in intense talks to hammer out a comprehensive nuclear deal by the end of June. The deal is supposed to limit Iran's nuclear activities on one hand and on the other, remove sanctions on the country's economy.
Iran is resisting Western demands to having access to its military sites and conducting interviews with Iranian nuclear experts and security officials.
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