Calls Israeli War Threats ‘Illegal’
Iran ruled out pulling out of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). In an interview with France 24 TV news channel, Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh said Iran is determined to continue its nuclear energy program under the IAEA’s control. Soltanieh added that Iran remained committed to its international obligations “despite sanctions, war threats and even the assassination of its nuclear scientists.”
Soltanieh also condemned Israeli war threats against Iran as a violation of international laws. He said the IAEA Resolution 533 adopted in 1990 prohibits armed attacks against nuclear installations devoted to peaceful purposes.