News 24 | Iran threatens to withdraw from the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons if its file is referred to the Security Council

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Security Council (archive photo)Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has threatened to withdraw his country from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, if the Iranian nuclear file is referred to the UN Security Council.

Tehran’s threat came in response to the intention of France, Germany and Britain to activate the dispute settlement mechanism in the Iranian nuclear agreement, which stipulates the removal of violations of the agreement within 65 days, and if not removed, the file will be transferred to the UN Security Council to consider re-imposing international sanctions on Tehran.

The three countries took this step days after Iran retracted one of its obligations stipulated in the agreement concluded in 2015, which prohibits Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

The official Iranian news agency quoted Zarif as saying that referring the case to the UN Security Council was “unjustified behavior,” noting that his country withdrew from the mechanism when the United States of America withdrew from the agreement, he said.

It is worth noting that Iran recently announced its abandonment of its obligations stipulated in the 2015 nuclear agreement with the major powers, and its president, Hassan Rouhani, said that his country is not subject to any restrictions in its nuclear program, which the United States faced with imposing more sanctions on Tehran.

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