Iran Criticizes UNSC Statement On Nuclear Program

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Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman has criticized the UN Security Council statement about Tehran’s nuclear program, reiterating the country’s stance as a committed member of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

“We are a committed member of the [International Atomic Energy] agency (IAEA), one of the first countries that signed the NPT and we are committed to our obligations under the treaty,” Ramin Mehmanparast said.

“We will continue our cooperation with the IAEA,” Mehmanparast added.

In a joint statement published on April 19, Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States described North Korea’s nuclear test in February and Iran’s “continued pursuit of certain nuclear activities” as among the biggest threats to the 1970 Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The Iranian official said Iran is continuing its completely peaceful nuclear program under the constant supervision of IAEA inspectors.

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