IRNA – Iran nuclear deal otherwise known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) does not belong to one or two countries, but to the whole world, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said.
Mogherini made the remarks Monday at the XX Edoardo Amaldi Conference ‘International Cooperation for Enhancing Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards and Non-proliferation’ – 60 Years of Euratom Treaty: Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, new challenges and opportunities.
‘Just look at the nuclear deal with Iran. It would have been impossible, without a strong European Union,’ European External Action Service (EEAS) website reported.
‘We put all our power to the service of peace, and this was crucial for the success of the negotiations.’
‘At the same time, Iran nuclear deal has also shown the power of international cooperation. Through diplomacy and dialogue we achieved a win-win solution, we set a milestone for non-proliferation, and we prevented a dangerous, devastating military escalation.’
‘Since we reached the deal, two years ago, the International Atomic Energy Agency has been monitoring the implementation of the deal, and it has certified Iran’s compliance eight times.’
‘Sixty years after the birth of the IAEA, the Agency is a guarantee for all of us. Because the deal – as anything related to nuclear non-proliferation – does not belong to one or two countries, but to the whole world, to the whole of us. In fact, the Iran Nuclear Deal is a UN Security Council Resolution.’
The deal with Iran has concluded one of the worst nuclear crises of our times. Now, as we face a different nuclear threat, from North Korea, we really cannot afford to open another front. We have an interest and a responsibility, a duty, to preserve the nuclear deal with Iran, and to work to strengthen, not to weaken, the global non-proliferation regime.’
About forty prominent figures from Europe, Asia, Africa and the US will also give speeches in the the XX Edoardo Amaldi Conference.