TERHAN, Iran, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- "Death to America!" chanted Iranian lawmakers after a unanimous vote Sunday to allow their government to resume uranium enrichment activities.
The legislation doers not specifically force the government to resume uranium enrichment or end snap U.N. inspections of atomic facilities as some of the Iranian lawmakers had wanted, reported al-Jazeera television.
"The message of this bill is that we will not give in to pressure," said Parliament Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel. "The Iranian nation is determined to use peaceful nuclear technology."
Haddad Adel called the vote a message from Iranians to the world. He said Iran would not bow to international pressure demanding it stop all uranium enrichment-related activities.
"The message of the absolute vote for the Iranian nation is that the Parliament supports national interests, and the message for the outside world is that the Parliament won't give in to coercion."