Iran seeks to resume enrichment if possible nuclear deal violated: MP

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Iranian lawmaker said the parliament is working on a bill based on which the country can resume uranium enrichment activities in case a possible final agreement on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program is violated by the other side.

Alaeddin Boroujerdi on Saturday said the parliament’s national security and foreign policy commission has already passed the bill following Washington’s talk of a gradual, instead of immediate, removal of anti-Iran sanctions once Tehran will have honored commitments under a final nuclear agreement.

He also noted that a lasting accord needs to recognize Iran’s right to continue Research and Development (R&D) activities in the nuclear field, something that Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has also underlined.

Iran and Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) have been negotiating to hammer out a lasting accord that would end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.

On April 2, they reached a framework nuclear agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, with both sides committed to push for a final, comprehensive accord until the end of June.

By Tasnim News Agency