Iranian parliament votes to continue uranium enrichment

[JURIST] Iran's Parliament Sunday approved a bill to allow the government to continue uranium enrichment. The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty does not ban Iran from enriching uranium, but the country is facing increased pressure from European nations to halt its nuclear activity. The UN nuclear watchdog has offered Iran a supply of fuel for its nuclear power plants so it would not need to enrich its own uranium. The issue of nuclear proliferation unites conservatives and reformers in the Iranian parliament and is seen as an issue of national pride in Iran. AP has more.

 

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