Iran's President Signs Nuclear Achievements Protection Law
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday signed into law a bill recently passed by the parliament subjecting the credibility of a potential nuclear deal to complying with a series of requirements meant to safeguard Iran's nuclear achievements.
The president urged the ministry of foreign affairs and Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) to observe the law.
The bill was put to the vote in an open session of the country's parliament on June 23 and was passed with 213 votes in favor out of a total of 244.
According to the bill, Iran's administration will be obliged to observe a series of requirements in a possible final nuclear deal with the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
The bill stipulates that results of nuclear talks with world powers will be acceptable only if the final deal entails the removal of the whole anti-Iran sanctions, all at once, on the very day when the deal will take effect.
It also stresses that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be allowed to conduct only "standard monitoring activities" within the framework of the Safeguards Agreements when it comes to Iran's nuclear sites.
The motion also rules out any access to Iran's military, security or sensitive non-nuclear centers and dismisses any restriction on Iran's acquisition of nuclear know-how for peaceful purposes or research and development (R&D) in the nuclear field.
It also bans any access to the country’s nuclear documents or scientists.
The law was signed by Rouhani as Iran and the six powers continue negotiating in Vienna, Austria, to end more than a decade of standoff over Tehran's civilian nuclear program once and for all.
After missing a self-imposed deadline of June 30 and extra days of tight diplomatic meetings afterwards, the parties decided on Friday to continue the talks until Monday in the hope of finalizing the accord.