UN calls for full implementation of JCPOA by all sides

 IRNA – The United Nations and the European Union in a Security Council meeting called for full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action by all sides.

The UN Security Council member states and the EU underlined protecting the JCPOA as a multilateral agreement and a historic achievement.

In the Security Council meeting held on Thursday, the third UN secretary general report on implementation of resolution 2231 was reviewed.

The 15-member UN body discussed also the latest IAEA report on Iran nuclear activities as well as the report of JCPOA Joint Commission.

UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman in its briefing to the Security Council meeting called on the participants of the plan of action on Iran’s nuclear program as well as the wider international community to continue to support the full and effective implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action reached between Iran and G5+1.

“The secretary general believes that the comprehensive and sustained implementation of the JCPOA will guarantee that Iran’s nuclear program remains exclusively peaceful, while allowing for transparency, monitoring and verification,” said Feltman.

Concluding his briefing, Feltman also highlighted that as the JCPOA implementation enters its third year, the secretary general has highlighted the particular responsibilities of the agreement’s participants towards its full and effective implementation.

“The secretary general is hopeful that all participants will continue to make progress in the implementation of the agreement, and in the process secure its durability,” he said.

In the meantime, the International Atomic Energy Agency report confirmed Iran’s commitment to its obligations enshrined in the JCPOA.

The European Union representatives including the EU envoy, Germany, France and the UK referred to JCPOA economic benefits and highlighted its effect on mutual ties between Tehran and the European capitals.

Most of UN Security Council member states, Germany and head of the delegation of the European Union to the UN praised Iran’s commitment to its obligations and called for international community support for JCPOA.

In spite of international community support for JCPOA, the US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley continued to allegedly question Iran’s constructive role in the region but she underlined that Washington is reviewing the deal and will be bound to its obligations enshrined in the JCPOA till the review is finished.

Russia representative in the UN Security Council criticized some parts of the UN report on Iran and called them unconstructive.

The Russian envoy underlined that regional issues and Iran’s missile defense program are not included in the resolution 2231 and proposing undocumented accusations can disturb implementation of JCPOA.

Some other countries, including China, Kazakhstan, Uruguay and Bolivia also declared support for full implementation of JCPOA.

Iran has conveyed its view on the UN report in particular the US breach of its obligations towards the JCPOA to the secretary general and the UN Security Council member-states.