If Iran has nothing to hide then why did the Guardian Council discuss, let alone approve of, this bill? From the AP:
Iran’s hard-line constitutional watchdog approved a bill Saturday blocking international inspections of atomic facilities if the nation is referred to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions, state-run television reported.
The ratification by the Guardian Council means the bill – overwhelmingly approved by parliament last month – now needs just a presidential signature to become law. It was not clear when that would take place.
The bill will strengthen the government’s hand in resisting international pressure to permanently abandon uranium enrichment, a process that can produce fuel for either nuclear reactors or atomic bombs.
Iran has been under intense pressure to curb its nuclear program, which the United States claims is part of an effort to produce weapons. Iran says its program is aimed at generating electricity.
While Iran has frozen its enrichment program, it restarted uranium conversion – a step toward enrichment – in August. The International Atomic Energy Agency has warned Iran that its nuclear program could be referred to the Security Council, which has the power to impose sanctions for violations of a nuclear arms control treaty.
“If Iran’s nuclear file is referred or reported to the U.N. Security Council, the government will be required to cancel all voluntary measures,” the bill says, meaning Iran would stop allowing in-depth inspections by the IAEA.