Iran may quit nuclear non-proliferation treaty if attacked: IRGC commander

Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, said Sunday that Iran may quit the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) if its nuclear facilities come under attacks, semi-official Mehr news agency reported.

"In case of an attack, Iran's obligations will change. My assessment is that Iran may leave the NPT," Jafari was quoted as saying.

However, it would not mean that Iran will develop nuclear weapons "because we have a religious decree from the Supreme Leader" against atomic weapons, he added.

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