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Updated On: Saturday, 26 May 2018

SG Reaction to Iran Decision

Content by: South-South News

11 May 2018, New York, USA | South-South News — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is “deeply concerned” by the announcement that the United States will be withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal – officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) - and will begin reinstating US sanctions.

In a statement read on May 8 by his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, Guterres noted that he consistently reiterated that the JCPOA represented a “major achievement” in nuclear non-proliferation and diplomacy and had contributed to regional and international peace and security.

He also said, “It is essential that all concerns regarding the implementation of the Plan be addressed through the mechanisms established in the JCPOA. Issues not directly related to the JCPOA should be addressed without prejudice to preserving the agreement and its accomplishments.”

The Secretary-General called on other JCPOA participants to abide fully by their respective commitments under the JCPOA and on all other Member States to support this agreement.

Diplomatic efforts to reach a comprehensive, long-term and proper solution to the Iranian nuclear issue culminated in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) concluded on 14 July 2015 by China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States, the High Representative of the European Union (the E3/EU+3) and the Islamic Republic of Iran. On 20 July 2015, the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2231 (2015) endorsing the JCPOA.

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