Russia: UN should review Trump’s exit from JCPOA

Tasnim – United Nations Security Council diplomats should review US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal at a coming high-level meeting in New York, according to a senior Russian diplomat.

“We hope very much aspects linked with the United States’ withdrawal from the JCPOA will be tackled,” deputy ambassador Dmitry Polyansky said, Washington Examiner reported on Tuesday.

Trump plans to chair a September meeting of the Security Council to discuss “an important regional issue,” according to the US mission to the UN.

It comes just hours of Russian and German diplomats huddled to discuss their common support for the agreement.

“Both sides stressed the importance of keeping the JCPOA in place,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a readout of a meeting between senior Russian and German officials. “A number of other aspects of arms control and non-proliferation were touched upon.”

On May 8, the US president pulled his country out of the JCPOA, which was achieved in Vienna in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

On August 6, he signed an executive order, re-imposing many sanctions on Iran. He said the US policy is to levy “maximum economic pressure” on the Islamic Republic.

Trump also restated his opinion that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was a “horrible, one-sided deal”.