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Iran’s Parliament gives Preliminary approval for Nuclear Deal

Iran Nuclear Deal

The Iranian parliament gave preliminary backing on Sunday to a bill approving Tehran's nuclear agreement with world powers. with supportive voices overcoming determined opposition from conservative lawmakers.

By a vote of 139 to 100, parliament approved the first reading of a bill calling on the Tehran government to continue developing the Islamic Republic's nuclear programme in line with the July 14 deal. Under the provisions of bill Iranian government can withdraw from implementation of the nuclear deal if the other side fails to lift economic sanctions against Iran. It also says that International inspectors would have only limited access to military sites.

The Nuclear deal between Iran and so-called P5+1 US, UK, France, China and Russia plus Germany was struck in July 2015 after 20 months of negotiations. Between 2006 and 2015, United Nations Security Council (UNSC) had passed seven resolutions forcing Iran to stop producing enriched uranium which can be used to build nuclear bombs along with using it for civilian purposes. The nuclear deal had called for the lifting of economic sanctions in return for Iran curbing sensitive nuclear programme activities which may had developed nuclear bomb.