New Iranian Bill Could Undermine Nuclear Deal

Iranian lawmakers have unveiled proposed legislation that a top official said would “protect the nation’s nuclear interests” but which could become an obstacle in negotiations for a deal, AFP reported Wednesday.


The bill, sponsored by the chairman of parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee, was signed by 225 of the country’s 290 MPs and faces a vote on Sunday, according to the news agency.


“At the moment, the negotiating team is facing excessive demands from the United States,” said chairman Alaeddin Boroujerdi.


“This bill is being introduced with the aim of supporting the negotiators… and to protect the red lines drawn up by the supreme leader,” he added.


The bill, according to AFP, sets out three criteria that must be met by any deal reached with the United States and five other world powers, which faces a June 30 deadline.


First is the “complete and unified lifting on the day of agreement of all sanctions imposed through the UN Security Council, the U.S. Congress and the European Union,” it states.


That condition does not specify if it means the day a deal is struck, signed or implemented.


Secondly, the bill says that although the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be authorized to conduct “conventional supervision” of Iran’s nuclear sites “access to all documents, scientists and military/security sites… is forbidden under any pretext.”


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