Iran parliament passes bill promoting "peaceful use" of nuclear technology

[JURIST] The Iranian parliament [official website] Sunday passed a measure encouraging Iran's government to resume the "peaceful use" of nuclear technology consistent with international law and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). In referring to "provision of the fuel cycle for generating 20,000 megawatts of electricity" the measure appears to envisage the resumption of uranium enrichment, a major bone of contention with the EU and the US. BBC News has more. From Tehran, the government-controlled Iranian Republic News Agency provides local coverage. The International Atomic Energy Agency provides background and materials on Iran's nuclear program and weapons proliferation concerns.



 

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