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Iran panel to vote on bill to block IAEA inspections
TEHRAN (AP) — Parliament's most powerful committee has decided to vote on a bill that would force the government to block intrusive inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities by the UN nuclear agency if it refers the country to the UN Security Council, state radio reported Monday.
The Foreign Policy and National Security Committee approved the outline of the bill late Sunday and will vote on it Tuesday, the radio quoted lawmaker Mahmoud Mohammadi as saying.
The Iranian Majlis' National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Sunday approved the general outlines of a single-urgency bill providing for the suspension of the government's voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), IRNA reported.
Talking to IRNA, commission member Mahmoud Mohammadi said the general outlines of the bill was discussed by the commission during its Sunday session and was approved by a vote of the majority.
The report said: Members of the commission gave their proposals on various details of the bill and agreed to put one of the proposals to a vote on Tuesday, he added.
"In this proposal, the government would be obligated to suspend voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol if the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports Iran's nuclear case to the UN Security Council," he said.