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Iran's official news agency: Hard-liners in Tehran protest nuclear deal with world powers

  • FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, a worker rides a bicycle in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr.  Iran left the negotiating table in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday, Aoril 2, 2015 with a commitment to implement the Additional Protocol, IAEA’s most potent monitoring instrument. (AP Photo/Mehr News Agency, Majid Asgaripour, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, a worker rides a bicycle in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr. Iran left the negotiating table in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday, Aoril 2, 2015 with a commitment to implement the Additional Protocol, IAEA’s most potent monitoring instrument. (AP Photo/Mehr News Agency, Majid Asgaripour, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, file photo, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, gives a press conference in Tehran, Iran. Iranian state television is reporting that the chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has offered his support to Iranian nuclear negotiators. The reported comments by Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari come as some 200 hard-liners protested Tuesday, April 7, 2015,  against the framework  (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, file photo, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, gives a press conference in Tehran, Iran. Iranian state television is reporting that the chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has offered his support to Iranian nuclear negotiators. The reported comments by Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari come as some 200 hard-liners protested Tuesday, April 7, 2015, against the framework (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)  (The Associated Press)

Iran's official news agency says about 200 hard-liners staged a protest against the framework deal struck last week between Iran and the six world powers on limits on Tehran's nuclear program.

IRNA says Tuesday's gathering took place in front of the parliament in the Iranian capital without prior permission from authorities.

The rally coincided with a closed session of parliament during which Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif appeared before lawmakers to explain the framework agreement.

The deal, to be finalized by June 30, has been overwhelmingly backed by Iran's establishment, including President Hassan Rouhani but Iranian hard-liners have denounced it as a disaster for Iran.

The deal is to curb Iran's bomb-capable technology while giving Tehran quick access to bank accounts, oil markets and financial assets blocked by international sanctions.