Iran’s Parliament gives Preliminary approval for Nuclear Deal

The Parliament of Iran has passed a bill that allows the government to implement a historic nuclear deal reached with world powers i.e. P5+1 countries.

The accord will protect the Iran’s nuclear program and lifting of international economic sanctions.

Under the provisions of bill Iranian government can withdraw from implementation of the nuclear deal if the other side fails to lift economic sanctions against Iran. It also says that International inspectors would have only limited access to military sites.

Background

  • The Nuclear deal between Iran and so-called P5+1 US, UK, France, China and Russia plus Germany was struck in July 2015 after 20 months of negotiations.
  • Between 2006 and 2015, United Nations Security Council (UNSC) had passed seven resolutions forcing Iran to stop producing enriched uranium which can be used to build nuclear bombs along with using it for civilian purposes.
  • The nuclear deal had called for the lifting of economic sanctions in return for Iran curbing sensitive nuclear programme activities which may had developed nuclear bomb.

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