Iran parliament approves nuclear deal with world powers
Iran’s parliament voted on Tuesday to support implementing the nuclear deal it struck with world powers.
The bill now goes to the Guardian Council who will review the accord before its final approval.
The 12-member council could send the bill, which allows Iran to back out of the nuclear pact if sanctions are imposed or not lifted, back to parliament to reconsider. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on key policies, has said it is up to the 290-seat parliament to approve or reject the deal.
In the session carried live by state radio, 161 MPs on hand voted for the nuclear deal, while 59 voted against it and 13 abstained. Another 17 did not vote at all, while 40 MPs did not attend the session.
It was not immediately clear Tuesday when the Guardian Council would issue its own decision. Details