Iran: Majlis vs. IAEA, Part III

The Majlis approved the “bill”:, “IRNA reports:”:

The Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) on Wednesday ratified a double-urgency bill urging the government to speed up Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities and make a revision in the country’s cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to meet interests of the nation.

The bill on “urging the government to revise cooperation with the IAEA” was approved by MPs during the open session of the Majlis.

Still unclear what this means. But apparently the SNSC will be in charge. According to “another IRNA report:”:

Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani on Wednesday declared the formation of a special committee to examine various dimensions of government’s plan to revise its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

He made the remark while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of his meeting with Iraqi Minister of Economy and Finance Bayan Jabr.

Larijani said that the committee will work under the supervision of the SNSC, adding that officials in charge of the relevant affairs will be members of the committee.

“Following the ratification of a draft-bill on revision of Iran-IAEA relations by Majlis, based on which the government is required to expedite the country’s nuclear program for peaceful purposes, the SNSC appointed a committee to conduct the necessary studies on making appropriate decisions in accordance with the current conditions,” said Larijani.

Maybe this won’t be so bad, but it still strikes me as gratuitous.

2 thoughts on “Iran: Majlis vs. IAEA, Part III

  1. Hass

    Any comments on the Stern paper which FINALLY acknowledges that yes, Iran may indeed need nuclear power (and note how US sanctions and mismanagement of Iran’s oil industry only make nuclear power more desirable)

  2. Mark

    gratuitous, perhaps. But Iranian politicians have a domestic constituency too, and they can’t be seen lying down about something which they regard as their natural right. We seem to forget that other countries have public opinion too.


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