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Iran threatens to resume nuclear programme

Source : 112 Ukraine

Teheran is considering other "radical" measures
12:32, 22 April 2018

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Iran threatened to restart nuclear programme, as Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian Foreign Minister, said in the interview for journalists in New-York on April 21, Deutche Welle reports.

Iran threatened to “vigorously” resume uranium enrichment if the U.S. pulls out of the international treaty made in 2015 on restrictions of Iranian nuclear programme.

Zarif also stated that Iran does not indent to get the nuclear weapon, and it is likely that the resuming of uranium enrichment programme will be a reaction to the USA’s leaves the nuclear deal.

The Foreign Minister warned other states against talks with the U.S. commenting on the planned summit of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, the Leader of North Korea.

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“The U.S. is conducting talks under “what’s mine is mine principle” and what’s yours – can be discussed,” he explained.

Earlier, Donald Trump threatened to pull out of the nuclear treaty with Iran unless the document is stiffened and new restrictions are imposed on the Iranian missile programme till May 12. Teheran refused any amendments.

Under this treaty, Iran was obligated to reduce the amounts of uranium enrichment and accepted the tougher international control over its nuclear programme.  

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The European Union prolonged sanctions against Iran till April 13, 2019 due to the violation of human rights in the state. Anti-Iranian sanctions were imposed in 2011.

Donald Trump, the U.S. President, prolonged anti-Iranian sanctions for a year. The new National Security Advisor will offer Trump to increase pressure on Iran.

These sanctions were prolonged by the U.S. President in 1997, 2010 and 2011 and 2012.

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