Spox comments on FM Zarif's statements on NPT exit

January 22, 2020

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Tehran, Jan 22, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi elaborated on Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's remarks on Iran's possible withdrawal from the non-proliferation treaty (NPT), saying that what he said in parliament was part of President Hassan Rouhani's letter to leaders of Group 4+1 in May 2019.

President said in his letter that if Iran's nuclear case is referred to the United Nations Security Council and pre-JCPOA sanctions return, Iran will exit the NPT as a retaliatory measure.

If the case is referred to the UN Security Council, the idea of withdrawing from the NPT would be brought up, but before that, other plans could be placed on the agenda, Zarif said earlier on Monday after attending a parliamentary hearing.