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Iran parliament votes to block nuclear inspections ahead of IAEA meeting

[JURIST] Iran's parliament voted Sunday to require the government to block International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) [official website] inspectors from its nuclear facilities if Iran is referred to the UN Security Council [website] for regulatory violations. This is the second time Iranian deputies have attempted to force the government into a position concerning the nuclear inspectors; in September, parliamentarians endorsed a similarly-worded draft bill [JURIST report] in response to an IAEA resolution [JURIST report; text, PDF] stating that Iran was in non-compliance with the Non-proliferation Treaty [text]. The IAEA Board is slated to meet later this week to consider the sanctions option. AP has more.

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