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Iranian envoy warns JCPOA non-compliance would spell end to non-proliferation

October 21, 2017, 12:04 updated at: October 21, 2017, 15:08 UTC+3

Iran's obligation not to develop nuclear weapon is termless, Abbas Araghchi said

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MOSCOW, October 21. /TASS/. Failing of the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program would mean a collapse of the non-proliferation regime, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi told the Moscow non-proliferation conference on Saturday.

"If the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is failed, it would mean a collapse of the non-proliferation regime, of NPT," he said.

Iran’s obligation not to develop or buy nuclear weapons is termless, he said.

"Our deal provides for non-proliferation and at the same time respects fully Iran’s rights for use of the nuclear energy for peaceful purposes," he said. "The document’s ban for Iran on having nuclear weapons is termless. Iran confirms - under no conditions and never would it develop, buy or aspire buying nuclear weapons. This is Iran’s permanent, termless obligation.".

While speaking about what will happen after the agreement’s term expires, he said "some say after that Iran would make a bomb. Not at all. This is not true."

"When the term expires, Iran would be a regular member of NTO and would ink the Treaty’s all provisions," he said. "If all the parties observe their obligations under JCPOA, in six years Iran would ratify the Additional Protocol to the agreement on guarantees."

Without involvement of the US, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program will collapse, he said.

"My personal view is that without the US the entire deal will collapse," he said.

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