Former Iran presidents sets conditions for signing additional protocol to NPT
Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Friday that Iran's conditions for signing the additional protocol to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) may be the same as those of the US.
"We also have conditions and our conditions may be the same as those which the US has declared in its talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)," Rafsanjani told worshipers in a sermon at Tehran Friday Prayers.
According to IRIB, he recalled US conditions that its signing the protocol must not jeopardize its security, values and sanctities, and that it must not lead to investigation of issues that are not related to the nuclear energy.
"We have not yet declared our conditions, but I think these are the cornerstone of our conditions," Rafsanjani said.
Rafsanjani further refreshed vows that Iran would not pursue atomic weapons, stressing that these weapons are against the religious teachings of Iranians and all the Muslims.
"Just as the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has declared, we consider using atomic weapons as Haram (forbidden) according to the Islamic sanctities and the principles of our religion," Rafsanjani said." (Albawaba.com)
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