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Iran Will Remain in Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty; For Now

Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, recently stated that Iran will not pull out of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Salehi may hope to dial back the tension between the West and Iran. Iran has been under recent condemnation from the UN and the US after an announcement that the country plans to open ten new nuclear enrichment facilities across the country. Several hardliners in the Iranian parliament had recently demanded their country stop complying with the treaty. Despite the assurance that Iran wants to remain in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Salehi still asserts Iran’s right to nuclear facilities for peaceful purposes. “We are in need of 20,000 megawatts,” he further claimed that twenty enrichment facilities might ultimately be needed.

Read more at the NY Times.

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