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Report: Iran’s Saeed Jalili proposes Tehran leave NPT

An Iranian news website has claimed a member of Iran’s Expediency Council caused a controversy at a meeting of the body after he proposed that Tehran leave the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Sazandegi news website quoting a pro-government Telegram channel saying that Saeed Jalili engaged in a verbal clash with Ali Larijani، another member of the council, over the issue.

According to the news outlet, apart from Larijani, Sadegh Amoli Larijani, head of the Expediency Council, and Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, also opposed Jalili’s proposal.

This is said to have happened at an extraordinary session of the Expediency Council.

The Expediency Council’s public relations office said the body convened a session in which Shamkhani made an address. But it did not spoke of the alleged proposal by Jalili and opposition to him by other members.

This comes as the Iran-P4+1 talks to revive the JCPOA are said to be at an impasse over what Tehran calls excessive demands by the US

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