A senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said on Friday that Iran's agreement to sign the additional protocol of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) was a decision that the Islamic establishment had made to overcome the crisis, stressing, however, that Iran's "red lines" still exist over the issue.
Jannati, delivering a sermon at Friday prayers, said the Iranian officials had exercised the necessary prudence and expediency in making the decision, noting that no ill-intention was involved in the case.
"Yet, our `red lines` still exist. No one can say anything to harm Iran`s independence, security, dignity and sovereignty," he told worshipers at Tehran University Campus, according to IRNA.
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