Majlis Speaker Hands JCPOA Implementation Law to President Rouhani

Majlis Speaker Hands JCPOA Implementation Law to President Rouhani
Fri Oct 16, 2015 09:41:15

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani signed and handed the law on JCPOA, dubbed “Iranian Government’s Reciprocal and Proportional Action” to President Hassan Rouhani for implementation.

Iran’s 12-member Guardian Council ratified the bill to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Wednesday, which was approved earlier by the Iranian Parliament on Tuesday.

In a letter to President Rouhani, written this morning by Ali Larijani, the law was handed to the President for implementation. 

The provisions of the bill set out certain obligations that the administration has to observe in the implementation of the JCPOA.

Article 1 of the bill forbids either the production or application of nuclear arms by the Iranian administration based on a fatwa issued by the Leader and obliges the executive branch to participate in international and regional efforts aimed at countering the threat of such weapons.

According to Press TV, the remaining articles laid emphasis on, among other things, cooperation and mutual respect between the two sides of the agreement, the administration’s mindfulness of the other party’s potential failure in removing the sanctions or its reversing them, and the prevention of access by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to military sites unless allowed by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC).

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia – plus Germany reached an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program in the Austrian capital Vienna in mid-July; MNA reported.

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