Iran To Boost Nuclear Activity In Response To Top Scientist’s Assassination

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Iran To Boost Nuclear Activity In Response To Top Scientist's Assassination

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On November 29, Iranian Parliament decided to speed up the consideration of the bill that supposes to increase the level of uranium enrichment.

As a “double urgency”, it was ratified with 232 votes from a total of 246 MPs attending the session.

According to the Tasnim Agency, the final vote on the adoption of the law may take place on December 2. The decision to speed up the consideration of the document was made after the assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on November 27.

Iran To Boost Nuclear Activity In Response To Top Scientist's Assassination

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

The Iranian Majlis (Parliament) has voted to speed up the consideration of a bill that would oblige the authorities to produce at least 120 kg of uranium enriched to 20% per year. The Joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA) allows Iran to enrich uranium to a maximum of 3.67% within 15 years.

In addition, Iran will have to put into operation one thousand additional centrifuges at the Natanz and Fordo nuclear facilities within a year. The bill also supposes an immediate return to the project for the reconstruction of the Arak nuclear reactor, which existed before the signing of the nuclear deal.

Iran To Boost Nuclear Activity In Response To Top Scientist's Assassination

Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz in 300 kms 186 (miles) south of capital Tehran, Iran, Monday April, 9, 2007

The Iranian Majlis pointed out the necessity of “strategic action” for lifting of the sanctions after the failure of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action JCPOA, as the European party do not fulfill Tehran’s interests.

According to the Chairman of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Mojtaba Zonnoor, the sanctions against Iran were supposed to be removed under the JCPOA, but they were reimposed by the US although Iran was fully committed to the deal as several reports from the International Atomic Energy Agency affirmed Tehran’s compliance.

Besides the revision of measures regarding the JCPOA, the bill contains the suggestions about Iran’s withdrawal from the Non-Proliferation Treaty, whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology.

Any refusal to carry out the law or prevent its implementation will be criminalized according to the bill.

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At the same time, protests continue in Iran demanding to take tough retaliatory measures after the murder of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Today, the city Council of Tehran voted to rename the street where the Ministry of defense is located in honor of the slain scientist.

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