Enrichment will continue inside Iran: Zarif

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made it clear that uranium enrichment activities will certainly continue on Iran’s soil.
“Today, there is no discussion whether Iran has the right to carry out (uranium) enrichment or not. Enrichment will be taking place inside Iran,” Zarif said in a televised interview on Tuesday.

He said there might be a few number of countries raising some discussions regarding Tehran’s uranium enrichment activities, but the point is that two conferences of the parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), one in 1990 and another in 2010, have already stipulated that Iran “has the right to enrichment.”

The minister explained that the industrial scale of uranium enrichment in Iran signifies the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities.

Iran says as a signatory to the NPT, it is entitled to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Article 4 of the treaty guarantees countries the right to develop the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

This article stipulates that nothing in the NPT shall be interpreted as affecting the inalienable right of all signatories to the treaty to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

By Tasnim News Agency


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