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Option of withdrawing from NPT is on Majlis agenda

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Head of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Alaedeen Boroujerdi, said in an interview with Elalam network that if the West fails to demonstrate commitment to issues such as reduction in nuclear weapons and refuses to recognize Iran’s nuclear rights, the option of withdrawing from the NPT is on the Majlis agenda.

“It is not acceptable for Iran to respect the provisions of NPT, but for America and the West to ignore Article 6 (*) and Article 4 (**). In this case, there is no longer reason for Iran to be a member of the NPT, and the Majlis can review this matter… We cannot be indifferent to the pressure the Iranian nation is facing; of course, this is a strategic decision that the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) must adopt, but the Majlis will use all of its abilities to defend the rights of the nation.”

(*) Each of the Parties to the Treaty undertakes to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a Treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control.

(**) Nothing in this Treaty shall be interpreted as affecting the inalienable right of all the Parties to the Treaty to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination and in conformity with articles I and II of this Treaty.

 

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  • Published: 102 days ago on Tuesday, 9 April 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: April 9, 2013 @ 2:20 pm
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