Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Majlis Approves Implementaion of Nuclear Deal

The Iranian parliament, Majlis, today gave its final approval to JCPOA, the nuclear deal with the world powers. With 161 in favor, 56 against and 13 abstentions, the Majlis passed a bill allowing the Iranian government to implement JCPOA.

46 MPs boycotted today's Majlis session and 11 MPs present did not vote. So the total number of MPs voting against, or not voting, or boycotting the session was 116, corresponding to 100 MPs voting against the general outline of JCPOA on Sunday.

Photo: Majlis MP Hamis Rasaie holding up a sign during the voting that reads, “This is a blatant violation of law. Majlis is not a rubber stamp.” (Tasnim)