IRNA – UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt describing the 2015 nuclear deal known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as vital to global security, saying that London will remain committed to the deal.
He made the remarks after a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
“The UK remains committed to the Iran nuclear deal, which is critical for global security. We will continue to ensure the deal is upheld, and Iran must do the same,” he said.
The Foreign Secretary also took the opportunity to offer his personal condolences for the terrorist attack in Ahvaz over the weekend, which he condemned unreservedly, www.gov.uk reported.
Hunt discussed a range of issues relating to the bilateral relationship, particularly the ongoing cases of a number of detained British-Iranian dual nationals.
Following his meeting with Foreign Minister Zarif, Hunt said:
‘I today made clear to my Iranian counterpart that it is absolutely essential that the Iranian government takes rapid action in relation to the cases of a number of detained dual nationals, including Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.’
‘I again pressed for Nazanin’s swift release – she deserves to be back at home with her family.’