Nuclear Deal Approved by Iran Parliament


Hassan RouhaniIranian parliament passed a bill approving the country’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, according to state news agency IRNA.

The vote was considered a victory for President Hassan Rouhani’s government, which reached the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with world powers in July.

The bill passed a preliminary vote on Sunday and will now be presented to a clerical body for final approval and passage into law.

Though the bill passed, it requires international inspections of Iran’s military sites under the agreement to be approved by a top Iranian security body, which could prove to be a challenge in putting the pact into practice. Read more.



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