Iran parliament votes to review IAEA cooperation after UN sanctions approved

[JURIST] Iran's parliament [official website, in Persian] has voted to review the terms of the country's cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) [official website; JURIST news archive], the UN's nuclear watchdog, following a weekend approval of sanctions ]JURIST report] by the UN Security Council [official website] ordering Tehran to halt uranium enrichment. The bill gives members of parliament 48 hours to decide whether to continue Iran's membership in the IAEA. A majority of 184 from a total of 203 Majlis deputies voted for the bill Sunday, which must also be approved by the country's Guardian Council, a state body which monitors observance of the Constitution and Sharia laws.

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini maintains that Iran will continue its peaceful nuclear activities and that the country will not cooperate with IAEA following the UN vote. RIA Novosti has more.

 

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