Sunday, May 07, 2006

Soccer-Ahmadinejad:Iran Threatens to Quit Nuclear Treaty

Stop Soccer-Rikowski

Let me get this straight: if Iran isn't allowed to enrich uranium, it will withdraw from a treaty in which it agreed not to enrich uranium. Got it. 1938 Alert from AP, with thanks to JE:
TEHRAN, Iran - The Iranian parliament threatened Sunday to force the government to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty if the United States continues pressuring Tehran to suspend uranium enrichment.
In a letter to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan read on state-run radio, the lawmakers said they would consider forcing the withdrawal if "the U.N. Secretary General and other members of the U.N. Security Council fail in their crucial responsibility to resolve differences peacefully."
The legislators said they would have no choice but to "review Article 10 of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty." The article allows signatories to pull out of the treaty if they decide that extraordinary events have jeopardized the supreme interests of its country. A withdrawing nation must give fellow treaty signers and the U.N. three months notice and detail the events that have forced the decision to pullout of the agreement.

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