Iran withdrew from the IAEA Additional Protocol

Iran withdrew from the IAEA Additional Protocol

Iran continues to violate international law. Now the country has withdrawn from the Additional Protocol to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabia told reporters at a press conference.

“According to the sixth paragraph of the bill approved in the Iranian parliament, the government and the IAEA were forced to suspend the Additional Protocol because sanctions against the IRI have not been lifted to this day,” Rabii said.

According to the Iranian government representative, the level of IAEA control and monitoring of nuclear facilities in Iran will be reduced according to the new decisions.

On February 15, Iran’s permanent representative to the UN, Kazım Gharib Abadi, said that the decision to withdraw from the NPT Additional Protocol was officially submitted to the IAEA on February 23.

Synopsis: Each non-nuclear-weapon state party to the Treaty undertakes not to receive from or control, directly or indirectly, any nuclear weapons and/or other nuclear explosive devices; and not to manufacture or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices or receive any assistance in their manufacture.