Iran’s Islamic Parliament passed the Anti-Sanctions Strategic Law earlier this month to help the “rejuvenation of the nuclear industry”, which was approved by the Constitutional Guardian Council.
Although President Rouhani refused to sign it on the grounds of “being unfavorable to diplomacy”, the bill was about to enter into force at the impetus of Speaker Kalibhav.
According to an Iranian Fars News Agency on the 8th, Kalibav wrote to the head of Iran’s Official Gazette on the same day announcing the Anti-Sanctions Strategy Law and demanding that the Official Gazette officially publish the bill.
The Official Gazette of Iran is the platform for authoritative publication of the Iranian legislature. Under Iranian law, the Official Gazette is obliged to issue the bill on the order of the Speaker of the Speaker, and the bill will enter into force 15 days after the publication of the Official Gazette.
Following the assassination of Iran’s chief nuclear physicist Fahrizad, Iran’s Islamic Parliament passed the Anti-Sanctions Strategic Law on the 1st of this month.
The main contents of the law include: the large increase in the number of centrifuges to produce enriched uranium enriched by 20% and more; and designing and building new heavy water countermeasures Should pile up and so on.
The bill also stipulates that if the parties to the Iran nuclear agreement do not lift the sanctions against Iran, Iran must stop the United Nations inspection of its nuclear facilities. Reuters said that Iran hopes to adopt the bill to “restore the nuclear industry” and formulate a nuclear program according to its own needs, which will be used to fight against Western sanctions.
Rouhani objected to the Anti-Sanctions Strategy Act at the beginning of the approval of Parliament. He believes that the bill will undermine Iran’s diplomatic efforts.
According to the Associated Press, Rouhani advocated the resumption of the Iran nuclear agreement and strengthened diplomatic contacts with the United States and other Western countries. According to an IPR report on the 9th, Rouhani publicly expressed his dissatisfaction at the cabinet meeting on the 9th.
He said that the president is elected by the people, and only the president has the right to decide to implement the bill, not by others to give orders. He called for domestic unity and support for the government’s foreign policy. At the meeting, he also said that Iran is ready to fully comply with the Iran nuclear agreement as long as the other parties to the Iran nuclear agreement keep their commitments.
According to the Associated Press, President-designate Biden’s nominee National Security Assistant Sullivan said on the 7th that the Biden administration is ready to rejoin the Iran nuclear agreement. Iranian government spokesman Rabbières said at a press conference on the 8th that the Iranian nuclear agreement “does not need to be renegotiated or new members to join”, and the only problem now is that the parties should fulfill their commitments to the agreement.
The BBC quoted analysts as saying that the assassination of Fahrizad was a stimulus to anti-Western hardliners in Iran, providing them with weapons for political struggle and putting moderates who advocate negotiating with the West at a disadvantage.
According to The Economist, hardliners already believe that the Iran nuclear agreement hinders Iran’s path to developing nuclear weapons, so they do not want to see the Biden government return to the Iran nuclear agreement.