Iran is now sending signals that it might withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
A hardliner Iranian lawmaker has told that nation's official news agency that the Parliament might consider disengaging from the pact.
This follows the condemnation of Iran by the International Atomic Energy Agency, which passed a draft resolution expressing its frustration over Iran's foot dragging on its promise to send its spent uranium overseas to prevent its use in developing nuclear weapons. The United States is reportedly seeking stronger sanctions against Iran.
If Iran should dump the treaty it would be free to develop nuclear weapons without interference from the United Nations.