World Iran: Parliament votes on a law to speed up the nuclear program

20:45  01 december  2020
20:45  01 december  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Four days after the assassination of nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, attributed to Israel, the conservative-dominated Iranian parliament urgently passed a law aimed at speeding up the nuclear program and threatening to reduce cooperation with the International atomic energy (IAEA).

From our correspondent in Tehran, Siavosh Ghazi

Despite the government's disagreement, Parliament voted with a very large majority this law which includes important points which are contrary to the 2015 nuclear agreement with the great powers and which been abandoned by the United States.

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" The nuclear program should proceed according to the needs of the country and we expect it to be strengthened after this [move], and the aim of the plan is to counter the sanctions imposed on the Iranian people by American and Western countries", parliament 's national security and foreign policy

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According to this law, the government must immediately resume its activities to enrich uranium at 20%. In the nuclear agreement, enrichment is limited to 3.5% until 2024. It also requires the use of ultra-modern centrifuges.

Banking relations

For the President of the Parliament, this law aims to oblige the European countries to take measures to allow Iran to have normal banking relations with the rest of the world and to export its oil. “We have been implementing our commitments under the nuclear agreement for several years, but Western countries are not implementing their own commitments. In fact, Parliament has today put an end to this one-way street, ”he said.

But Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf added that if the Europeans took concrete measures to apply their commitments, in particular to neutralize the American sanctions or if these sanctions are suspended by the new American president Joe Biden, Iran could give up applying this law .

Otherwise, the law also provides for limiting extensive inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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