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Iran threatens to reconsider its position on NPT


TEHRAN, February 11 (RIA Novosti) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday that Iran may reconsider its position on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty if the West continues to use this agreement as a means of denying the country's right to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

"If the West continues to use NPT provisions to deprive Iran of its legal right to peaceful nuclear technology, the Iranian nation will change its position on the treaty," Ahmadinejad said.

"The West has undermined the authority of the NPT," the president said. "The Iranian people will not give up its rights or succumb to your [the West's] threats."

The president was speaking on Freedom Square in Tehran on the 27th anniversary of the country's Islamic revolution.

People all over Iran went to the streets displaying slogans asserting the country's right to develop peaceful nuclear energy, and declaring "Death to America" and "Death to Israel".

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