December 26, 2013
In response to planned legislation by United States Senators to increase sanctions on Iran, lawmakers in the Islamic Republic have drafted a bill of their own to increase the country’s level of uranium enrichment.
Press TV reported on Wednesday that the bill would oblige the government to produce 60-percent enriched uranium.
The bill was signed by 100 legislators and presented to the Majlis (Iranian parliament) on Wednesday, according to the report.
“If the bill is approved, the government will be obliged to complete nuclear infrastructure at Fordo and Natanz if 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 was quoted as having said.