Iran urges Ban Ki-moon not to damage N. deal

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarf slammed the UN Chief’s remarks on Iranian missile program, calling on him not to damage the JCPOA.

He said that the recent remarks of Ban Ki-moon on Iranian missile program are not sensible, adding that, “Unfortunately, the UN chief had failed to leave a good record over last few years, especially in the case of removing the name of Saudi Arabia from the list of child killers.”

He said Ban Ki-moon had called the issue (removing the name) one of the most difficult decisions in his life which had a very bad impact on the UN’s credit.

Zarif also said Iran is seriously abiding by its commitments based on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Moreover, Zarif described the US’s mark in implementing the JCPOA as low.

The accord, was reached between Iran and the US, Britain, Russia, France, China, and the Germany — known as the P5+1 — on July 14, 2015 following some 23 months of intensive talks.

Under the deal, Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program and provide enhanced access to international atomic monitors in return for the termination of all nuclear-related sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

By ISNA