Quitting a treaty designed to stop the spread of nuclear weapons is one of Irans “numerous choices” after the United States tightened sanctions on Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying on Sunday by state media.

Washington has decided not to renew exemptions from US sanctions to buyers of Iranian oil, in an effort to cut Irans vital oil exports to zero.

“The Islamic Republics choices are numerous, and the countrys authorities are considering them,… and leaving NPT (nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty) is one of them,” state broadcaster IRIBs website quoted Zarif as saying.

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Meanwhile, Irans state television reported on Sunday that Zarif is planning to visit North Korea, without giving the date of the visit.

“The date of this trip will be set and announced soon,” the teRead More – Source

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