Iranian Parliament Passes Bill to Boost Nuclear Activities after Killing of Its Top Scientist
Basnews English 2020/11/29 – 16:01 .ERBIL — Iranian lawmakers on Sunday passed a bill in hopes of reviving country’s nuclear activities in the wake of the killing of its top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in Tehran.
Fakhrizadeh was killed by a group of armed men near the Iranian capital on Friday. He was known as the mastermind of Iran’s nuclear programme.
According to Tasnim news agency, the lawmakers assigned a double-urgency status to a bill and ratified it in a 232-14 vote at a session on Sunday. It hopes to help authorities to increase the uranium enrichment level to 20 percent or more — such uranium is considered a weapon-grade one.
At the moment, Iran is enriching uranium at more than 4 percent, while the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) capped the level at 3.67 percent purity.