August 21, 2019 / 10:19 AM / 3 months ago

Zarif says Iran remains committed to nuclear non-proliferation treaty

Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammed Javad Zarif speaks during a press conference with Foreign Minister of Finland Pekka Haavisto after their meeting at the House of the Estates in Helsinki, Finland, August 19, 2019. Lehtikuva/Markku Ulander via REUTERS/File Photo

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - 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

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