Iran threatens to withdraw from the Treaty on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons

Foreign Minister Zarif makes it clear that Tehran does not want to transfer the issue of the JCPOA to the UN Security Council.

DUBAI – Official Tehran said that its government could withdraw from the nuclear non-proliferation Treaty if European powers send materials to the UN Security Council indicating that Iran is not complying with the terms of the JCPOA (Joint comprehensive plan of action) nuclear deal concluded in 2015.

The Treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, a multilateral international instrument concluded in 1968 and entered into force in 1970, is known in the United States as the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Since then, it has been the foundation on which the system of international control over nuclear weapons in the world is based.

Iran, Germany, and five UN Security Council member countries (the United States, Russia, China, France, and the United Kingdom) signed the 2015 JCPOA Treaty, which is known in the English-speaking world as JCPOA. It provided Iran with access to world trade in exchange for restrictions on its strategic missile and nuclear programs.

Last week, the leading European powers-Britain, France and Germany-announced that Iran had violated the JCPOA regime, and launched a protest procedure. This may result in the transfer of relevant materials to the UN Security Council for consideration and, as a result, the resumption of sanctions against Iran.

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