Iran to resume nuclear program, if US withdraws from nuclear deal

Iran to resume nuclear program, if US withdraws from nuclear deal

Iran has threatened to withdraw from the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in the clearest indication of how it will react should President Donald Trump pull the US out of the 2015 nuclear deal.

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Admiral Ali Shamkhani said that Tehran could leave the NPT nearly half a century after it signed if it decided the treaty no longer served its interests.

The senior official said Iran was mulling "surprising actions" if the nuclear deal were scrapped, and made it clear that leaving the NPT, which is designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, was an option. 

"The NPT acknowledges the right for all its member states to leave the treaty if their interests are endangered," Tasnim cited Shamkhani as saying.

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