Iran says it won’t leave nuclear non-proliferation treaty

Iran says it won’t leave nuclear non-proliferation treaty

[JURIST] Iranian Vice President Gholamreza Aghazadeh said Wednesday that Tehran does not plan to leave the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty [PDF text; JURIST news archive], despite threats from its nuclear negotiator [JURIST report] Tuesday. Iran [JURIST news archive], which has opposed the attempts of the US and Europe to refer Iran to the UN Security Council [official website] for alleged failures and breaches of the treaty, met with representatives from Russia, China and the Nonaligned Movement [Wikipedia backgrounder], on the sidelines of a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency [official website] board in Vienna. Aghazadeh told reporters that leaving the non-proliferation treaty is not on Iran's agenda and said that Iran is looking to include other countries in its ongoing talks with European negotiators. AP has more.