DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Monday it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if European countries refer it to the U.N. Security Council over a nuclear agreement, a move that would overturn diplomacy in its confrontation with the West.
The 1968 NPT has been the foundation of global nuclear arms control since the Cold War, including a 2015 deal Iran signed with world powers that offered it access to global trade in return for accepting curbs to its atomic program.
The fate of the 2015 pact has been in doubt since U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of it and reimposed sanctions. Iran has responded by scaling back its commitments, although it says it wants the pact to survive.
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Iran says it may pull out of nuclear treaty over Europe dispute — AFP
Iran threatens to withdraw from nuclear treaty if Europeans bring case to UN — The Hill
Iran will leave pact barring it from getting nukes if complaint over 2015 deal filed with UN – Zarif — RT
Iran tensions: Tehran warns it will leave global nuclear weapons treaty if referred to UN — The Independent