'Iran greatest threat to NPT in Mid East'

“The NPT must be at the centre of our global efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons around the world, while pursuing the ultimate goal of a world without them.

This agreement includes balanced and practical steps that will advance non-proliferation, nuclear disarmament, and peaceful uses of nuclear energy, which are critical pillars of the global non-proliferation regime,” Obama said in a statement.

“The greatest threat to proliferation in the Middle East, and to the NPT, is Iran’s failure to live up to its NPT obligations,” he said. “Today’s efforts will only strengthen the NPT as a critical part of our efforts to ensure that all nations meet their NPT obligations, or face consequences.

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