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Iran's Natanz nuclear site.

The Iranian parliament appears to be nixing the deal over its nation’s nuclear technology being negotiated with the U.S.-led delegation of world powers.

The legislative body of the Islamic Republic voted Sunday to ban access to military sites and scientists as part of the deal in which talks are set to end on June 30.


“Access to military, security and sensitive non-nuclear sites, as well as documents and scientists, is forbidden,” the bill states in part. Inspectors from the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency will only have “managed access” to military sites, and those under strict control and very specific circumstances.

If ratified by the Guardian Council, the bill will become law.

It could kill the talks currently taking place in Vienna between Iranian and international negotiators representing the U.S., UK, France, Russia, China and Germany.

Of 213 legislators, 199 voted to require the United Nations to completely eliminate international sanctions against Iran upon launching any agreement over its nuclear development program.

However, after all of that, the parliament also approved a measure to remove its authority over the deal in a surprise amendment giving the right of supervision to Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC).

The SNSC, chaired by President Hassan Rouhani, is comprised of government ministers, military commanders and other top officials appointed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

At the bottom line, however, it will be the Supreme Leader who will ultimately make the decision as to how the deal will go.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.