Skip to comments.Lawmaker: Iran could quit nuclear treaty
Posted on 04/08/2013 10:23:37 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Iran will keep the option of withdrawing from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty on the table and will seriously consider it if the West intensifies sanctions or refers the case to the U.N. Security Council, a leading lawmaker warned Monday.
Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Iran cannot remain an NPT member while it is punished for exercising its nuclear rights, while offering terms for a deal at the same timehalting high-quality enrichment in exchange for cancellation of punishing Western sanctions.
Boroujerdi heads the Iranian parliaments security and foreign policy committee.
The 1968 treaty aims to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. Signatories commit to allowing international inspections of their nuclear facilities. Article 4 endorses the right of nations to peaceful nuclear development, and Article 6 states the goal of eventual nuclear disarmament. Iran signed the pact in 1968 and ratified it in 1970. Key nuclear powers, like India, Pakistan and Israel, have not signed. India and Pakistan have tested nuclear bombs.
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Yeah. The Iranian Islamic fanatics really, really care about "the treaty."
LOL. Snicker, snicker....
“Lawmaker” to whom???
I, for one, object to that label.