|21 August, 2019

Zarif says Iran remains committed to nuclear non-proliferation treaty

"NPT is a cornerstone of international legality and we will continue to be committed to non-proliferation"

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a news conference with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim, in Baghdad, Iraq, March 10, 2019.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a news conference with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim, in Baghdad, Iraq, March 10, 2019.

REUTERS/Khalid Al-Mousily

STOCKHOLM - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that Iran would continue its commitment to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT).

"NPT is a cornerstone of international legality and we will continue to be committed to non-proliferation," he said in response to a journalist's question at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

(Reporting by Simon Johnson in Stockholm; Writing by Tuqa Khalid in Dubai; Editing by Kevin Liffey) ((Tuqa.Khalid@thomsonreuters.com; +971521047568;))

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