Iranian MPs reject JCPOA bill’s urgency
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 4
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iranian MPs did not approve a double-urgency on a bill, which is aimed at studying the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The urgency of the bill for "taking reciprocal measures regarding the implementation of JCPOA" was not approved by the Iranian parliament, Mehr reported Oct. 4.
However later, 168 MPs voted for, 57 voted against, and nine abstained from voting to study the bill as a single-urgency.
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the bill will be submitted to the related commission to be studied as soon as possible.
The JCPOA was reached between Iran and the P5+1 (the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) on July 14.
It will curb Iran's nuclear program in return for lifting economic sanctions.
Meanwhile, the double-urgency bill will allow the government to take some measures in line with the constitution and the country's red lines regarding the JCPOA.
The bill also stipulates that Iran will abandon the JCPOA if the US doesn't meet its obligations set in the nuclear agreement.
Under the bill, the government is also required to stop the implementation of the Additional Protocol to the Non-Proliferation Treaty - that allows unannounced inspections outside of declared nuclear sites - if the West doesn't cooperate in the implementation of the JCPOA.
Also, the government is obliged to carry out commercializing nuclear activities, research and development issues, reads the bill.