TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The official IRNA news agency says Iran’s parliament on Sunday approved an outline of a bill that would allow the government to implement a historic nuclear deal reached with world powers.
The measure also allows the government to withdraw from implementing the agreement if world powers do not lift sanctions.
Final approval of the bill is expected later this week after further discussions.
The landmark agreement would curb Iran’s nuclear program in return for the lifting of international sanctions. Western nations have long suspected Iran of secretly pursuing nuclear arms, allegations denied by Tehran, which says its nuclear program is for purely peaceful purposes.
Meanwhile, Iranian state TV reports that Iran has successfully test-fired a new long-range ballistic missile, the first such test since the nuclear deal was reached in July.