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Iran warns Trump, it might withdraw from 'Non-Proliferation Treaty'

A senior Iranian official said today, Tehran might quit a treaty designed to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, if US President Donald Trump scraps the nuclear accord Iran signed with world powers in 2015. The treaty Iran refers to is the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Trump has said, unless European allies 'fix by May 12th', what he has called “terrible flaws” in the 2015 accord, he will reinstate US economic sanctions on Iran, which would be a severe blow to the pact. The other powers that signed it - Russia, China, Germany, Britain and France - have all said they want to preserve the agreement. In a news conference broadcast on state television, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said, Iran was ready for some “surprising actions”, if the nuclear deal was scrapped.

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