The President of Iran, Hasan Rohani, has again warned United States on Tuesday of "serious consequences" if it breaches multinational nuclear agreement signed in 2015. Although president has not pointed out what effect would be, anor high office of Islamic Republic has said that one of three options y contemplate is withdrawal of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), again shaking a threat that Tehran already launched in 2006 in midst of Crisis unleashed by discovery of its secret atomic program.
"Today, we keep our commitments stronger than ever. However, those who intend to violate irs to us must know that y will be affected by serious consequences of such a step, "said Rohani during a speech in Tabriz, northwestern Iran, which has been echoed PressTV.More information
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His words referred to Sword of Damocles that U.S. President Donald Trump has placed on nuclear agreement, formally called Integral Joint Action Plan (pleasure). Trump has said that unless European part (UK, Germany and France) manages to "fix terrible flaws" of pact before 12 May, will reintroduce economic sanctions of his country, which means annulment of fact of pleasure. Iran, for its part, has ruled out any renegotiation.
Both French President Emmanuel Macron, who is in Washington, as German chancellor Angela Merkel, who will be traveling re next Friday, try to convince Trump to respect agreement. For its part, or two signatory powers, Russia and China, have agreed to block any attempt by US to sabotage it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced on Monday.
Almost at same time as Rohani spoke in Tabriz, Secretary of Supreme Council for National Security (CSSN), Ali Shamkani, commented that Iran's Atomic energy Organization prepared "surprising actions" in event that agreement was cancelled. Asked if it was possible to include withdrawal of NPT, Shamkani has responded: "It is one of three options we contemplate." The CSSN, headed by President Rohani and in which Shamkani represents supreme leader, is body in which Iranian leaders consensúan main issues of security and foreign policy.
This is not first time Iran has shaken that threat. In 2006, four years after nuclear program that Tehran was developing in secret was discovered, n-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad already played that trick in face of US pressure. Such a possibility caused alarm by risk of proliferation. In end, he merely suspended reinforced inspections he had voluntarily accepted.
"The NPT countries have right to withdraw if ir interests are in jeopardy," said Shamkani, quoted by Tasnim agency, before travelling to Russia to attend a security conference.
The objective of NPT, signed in 1968 and of which Iran is a signatory, aims to prevent extension of capacity to manufacture atomic weapons while ensuring that all its members can benefit from peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Tehran, which disagreed that this prevented it from enriching uranium, also emphasized that treaty stipulated progressive dismantling of arsenals of five original nuclear Powers (USA, Russia, China, United Kingdom and France) and that it did not Had happened.