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Iran's foreign minister hands parliament copy of nuclear deal for review

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, bottom, who is also Iran's top nuclear negotiator, addresses parliament while speaker Ali Larijani sits above, in an open session of parliament in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Iran's foreign minister has handed over the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers last week to the country's parliament so that Iranian lawmakers can review it, state media said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, bottom, who is also Iran's top nuclear negotiator, addresses parliament while speaker Ali Larijani sits above, in an open session of parliament in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Iran's foreign minister has handed over the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers last week to the country's parliament so that Iranian lawmakers can review it, state media said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is also Iran's top nuclear negotiator, arrives at podium in an open session of parliament in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Iran's foreign minister has handed over the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers last week to the country's parliament so that Iranian lawmakers can review it, state media said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is also Iran's top nuclear negotiator, arrives at podium in an open session of parliament in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Iran's foreign minister has handed over the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers last week to the country's parliament so that Iranian lawmakers can review it, state media said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center right, who is also Iran's top nuclear negotiator, and chief of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, right, listen to a speaker in an open session of parliament in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Iran's foreign minister has handed over the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers last week to the country's parliament so that Iranian lawmakers can review it, state media said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center right, who is also Iran's top nuclear negotiator, and chief of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, right, listen to a speaker in an open session of parliament in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Iran's foreign minister has handed over the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers last week to the country's parliament so that Iranian lawmakers can review it, state media said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)  (The Associated Press)

Iran's landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers last week is heading to the country's parliament so that Iranian lawmakers can review it.

State media said on Tuesday that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who headed the Iranian negotiating team during the talks in Vienna, sent the text of the agreement to the house.

Under Iran's constitution, parliament has a right to reject any deal — even one negotiated by the foreign ministry.

However, it's not clear this time whether there will be a vote by lawmakers on the deal or whether they will simply discuss it and possibly express concerns about it.

On Monday, the U.N. Security Council unanimously endorsed the deal to rein in Iran's nuclear program and authorized measures leading to the end of U.N. sanctions.