On anniversary of Iran deal, UN calls for implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
The top United Nations political official today called for implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) under which Iran reaffirmed that it would not seek, develop or acquire nuclear weapons.
“Fully implemented, the JCPOA will reinforce global non-proliferation norms, and assure the international community of the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear programme,” Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, told the Security Council.
He noted also that lifting sanctions as a result of abiding with the JCPOA will “help to realize the long-awaited hopes and aspirations of the Iranian people to be reconnected to the global economy and the international community.”
The Council endorsed the JCPOA on 20 July 2015 in resolution 2231, calling it a “culmination of diplomatic efforts by the so-called E3+3 – which includes China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States – and Iran.
Presenting the Secretary-General’s first report on implementation of the resolution, Mr. Feltman today told the Council that since 16 January of this year, the Secretary-General “has not received any report, nor is he aware of any open source information, regarding the supply, sale, transfer or export to Iran of nuclear-related items undertaken contrary to the provisions of the JCPOA.”
In addition, since that date, the Secretariat has received “no information regarding the supply, sale, transfer or export to Iran of ballistic missile-related items undertaken contrary to the provisions of resolution 2231 (2015).”