Iran's parliament urges to continue uranium enrichment

08:13, July 19, 2010      

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Iran's parliament approved a bill on Sunday to urge the government to continue the 20-percent uranium enrichment, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

Under the bill, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) is obliged to provide 20-percent enriched uranium fuel for Tehran' s research reactor, according to ISNA.

According to the report, the bill, approved by the majority of the lawmakers, calls for the prohibition of implementing IAEA requests which go beyond the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) obligations.

Earlier in June, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called for the extension of Iran's uranium enrichment to a base level of 20 percent.

In the same month, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution to impose a fourth round of sanctions against Iran over its suspected nuclear program.

Source: Xinhua

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