Iran’s Guardian Council of Constitution approves parliament bill on halting UN inspection of nuclear facilities

The highest legislative body of Iran, the Guardian Council of Constitution has given its nod to a parliament’s bill that urges suspension of UN inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities if, signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal do not initiate to remove sanctions against Iran imposed by the United States.

Having been approved by the Guardian Council, the bill turned into a law which mandates the government to stop the voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol document in case signatory states of the 2015 nuclear deal do not take steps to “normalize banking relations and completely remove barriers for exporting Iran’s oil” in two months. 

The bill, passed with a strong majority, will harden Iran’s nuclear stance and comes in retaliation for the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh that took place last week, the blame of which has been put on Israel.

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