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Iran warns that it could leave the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and would only return if signed by Israel

January 30, 2020
El embajador de España en Irán, Hasán Ghasgahvi, en la sede de la legación diplomática en Madrid

Spain's ambassador to Iran, Hasán Ghasgahvi, at the headquarters of the diplomatic legation in Madrid – EMBAJADA DE IRÁN IN MADRID

Regrets the “inaction” of the European Union to the “unilateral” exit of the US nuclear agreement 2015

MADRID, 30 Jan. –

Iran's ambassador to Spain, Hasán Ghasgahvi, has warned on Thursday that the Islamic Republic could end up abandoning the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) for a bill in this regard being processed by the Tehran Parliament, so which has warned that if it leaves this pact, the regime will require as a condition to rejoin that Israel signs it before.

Iran warns that it could leave the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and would only return if signed by IsraelIran warns that it could leave the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and would only return if signed by Israel

The Iranian ambassador has raised this possibility in an interview with Europa Press, in which he stressed that this situation has been reached by the unilateral exit of the United States from the nuclear agreement signed in 2015 and by the “inaction” of the European Union before that departure.

“It took years for Iran to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. If those countries want to continue pressuring Iran restoring international sanctions against Iran and then Iran decides to exit the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. What will be the future of all this? “, said the diplomat, before emphasizing that the NPT is” a good instrument for nuclear non-proliferation “.

The Iranian ambassador has indicated that the draft Law for the exit of the NPT is currently being processed in the Iranian Parliament and has indicated that it does not know if it will be ratified because the decision corresponds to the parliamentarians. “What I do know is that we are experiencing this whole situation because of the unilateral exit of the United States from the nuclear agreement and the inaction of the European Union,” he said.

In any case, he said that if Iran were to leave the NPT, the current debate in the country between “analysts and specialists” is that the “condition” that the Islamic Republic would put to rejoin that agreement would be that before “it sign the state of Israel, “which has not ratified that pact.

The ambassador stressed that, until the United States left, the Islamic Republic “fulfilled 100 percent” the 2015 nuclear agreement and has denounced that the SPV and Intex “instruments” created by the European Union to carry out commercial transactions with Tehran “have never” been launched.


Asked about the so-called 'agreement of the century' that has been presented by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, as a proposal for a peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians, Ghasghavi has said that it represents “a knife in the heart” of the Palestinians and establishes ” the creation of ghettos “because it leaves the Palestinian territories disconnected.

After stressing that Trump's proposal “ends all previous peace agreements”, he has lamented that the “agreement of the century” does not contemplate the “historical right” of “expelled” Palestinians to return to their land.

The ambassador recalled that Spain passed a law to grant nationality to the descendants of the Jews expelled in the fifteenth century and stressed that the Palestinians “have the right to return to the land from which they were expelled several decades ago.”


In addition, he has denounced that Trump's peace plan proposal states that Palestinians “will not have the right to have a passport” and that Palestine “will not have the right to have an army or its own security service”, in addition to legalizing “more than 120 settlements currently illegal. ”

“The agreement destroys the other agreements built in recent years on this conflict. This agreement is seeking to form a single Israeli Jewish government in a territory that historically belongs not only to Jews but to many other religions,” he explained.

In this regard, the ambassador of the Islamic Republic has denounced that the agreement proposed by Trump “is based on an apocalyptic vision of one of the Old Testament interpretations.” “This 'agreement of the century' before being a political agreement is a fanatical religious agreement,” he said.

As opposed to Trump's statement, the ambassador has valued the proposal defended by the Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, for 30 years, to guarantee the return to Palestine of “all expelled” and hold a referendum that give rise to a government based on the result of that consultation and that allows “all religions to live peacefully”. “Iran's plan is fully compatible with democratic values,” he said.

Gasghavi has censored that the president's peace proposal implies “disconnecting Palestine from Jordan” and, therefore, “from its Islamic, Arab and national history.” “With that separation, they humiliate the national identity of Palestine and the Islamic and Arab identity of Palestine because it disconnects from Jordan which is the neighboring country. We could compare it with someone disconnecting Spain, Portugal and Andorra in the Iberian Peninsula to that there is no such connection. It would be a cultural crime, “he said.

Finally, in relation to the investigation on the demolition of the Ukraine International Airlines plane on January 8 near Tehran, he has assured that the Islamic Republic wants to clarify “all the responsibilities” and that, when the investigations are concluded, publicly will be informed of your result

“For us it is very important to be able to clarify all the dimensions of this situation to respond to the public opinion of our country and the public opinion of those countries that have been affected and, of course, to the families of the victims of that tragic accident, “he concluded.

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