Iran’s Nuclear Threat
Tehran, Iran, Feb. 01 (Stop Fundamentalism) – Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator confirmed on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic would resume uranium enrichment activities and end snap inspections of its nuclear facilities if its was either referred or reported to the United Nations Security Council.
The board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency is expected to report Iran to the Security Council in their February 2-3 meeting for breaching an agreement to suspend nuclear weapons-related activities.
Ali Larijani, the Secretary-General of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, told reporters, “If in any way Iran’s nuclear file is sent to the Security Council, in accordance with the law passed in the Parliament we will stop adhering to theNPT’s Additional Protocol which will therefore reduce the level of cooperation between Iran and the IAEA, and we will have to remove all suspensions, including on industrial-scale enrichment,” the state-run ISNA news agency reported.
In remarks that strengthened claims that Tehran’s nuclear pursuit was a strategic decision rather than a tactical one, Iran’s national security chief said, “No government in the Islamic Republic of Iran can abandon our absolute right to use nuclear technology”.