Iran’s parliament approves outline of bill on nuclear deal
File photo : A report in late November 2020 from the International Atomic Energy Agency concluded that Iran now has more than 12 times the amount of enriched uranium permitted under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. It now has a stockpile of more than 2,442 kilograms, or over 5,385 pounds, of low-enriched uranium. That is enough to produce about two nuclear weapons, according to an analysis of the report by the Institute for Science and International Security. But it would require several months of additional processing to enrich the uranium to bomb-grade material, meaning that Iran would not be close to a bomb until late spring at the earliest . Iran has been trying to pressure Biden into rejoining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) without pre-condition but top administration officials are in no hurry and consider Iran’s pressure sort of a blackmail
Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting the country’s parliament has approved an outline of a bill that allows the government to implement a historic nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers.
The Sunday report says under the bill, the Iranian government will be authorized to withdraw from implementation of the deal if the other side fails to lift sanctions against Iran.
Final approval of the bill is expected later this week after discussion of its details.
The deal will curb Iran’s disputed nuclear program in return for the lifting of international economic sanctions.