Iran MPs draft 60% uranium enrichment bill
Iranian lawmakers have drafted a bill to oblige the government to produce 60 percent enriched uranium, reported Press TV.
The draft was signed by 100 legislators, presented to the Presiding Board of Majlis on Wednesday.
The bill would oblige the government to put the Arak heavy water reactor into operation and enrich uranium to the 60 percent purity level in order to provide fuel for submarine engines if the sanctions are tightened and Iran’s nuclear rights are ignored, the MP underscored.
“If the bill is approved, the government will be obliged to complete nuclear infrastructure at Fordow and Natanz facilities in the case sanctions against Iran are ratcheted up, new sanctions are imposed, the country’s nuclear rights are violated and the Islamic Republic of Iran’s peaceful nuclear rights are ignored by members of P5+1,” Iranian lawmaker Seyyed Mehdi Mousavinejad said.
The draft bill comes as key members of the US Congress introduced a bill last week, which proposes boycotting Iranian oil exports within a year and the blacklisting of Iran’s mining, engineering and construction industries.