Date :Thursday, December 13th, 2018 | Time : 07:32 |ID: 80515 | Print

UN’ Guterres calls for preserving JCPOA as a multi-national diplomatic achievement

SHAFAQNAThe Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres in the sixth report on the implementation of Resolution 2231 of the Security Council described JCPOA urged regional and international players to ensure JCPOA as the achievement of multilateral diplomacy.

Resolution 2231 was adopted by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in July 2015 to endorse the JCPOA.

Secretary General of the United Nations said that the deal was approved by the resolution as a successful multi-national diplomatic achievement.

Despite his previous report six months ago in which the UN chief had voiced deep concern over the US’ unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear agreement, this time he stressed the need for the survival of the deal, saying all UN Member States, regional and international actors, must secure the continuation of the JCPOA which is “fundamental to regional and international peace and security”, Mehr News Agency reported.

The Iranian people’s interest are required to be safeguarded within the framework of the deal, said Guterres, calling for the immediate activation of the special purpose vehicle (SPV) by Europe.

The special purpose vehicle is a payment mechanism proposed by the European Union with the intention of protecting trade with Iran in spite of US sanctions, Iran Daily reported.

Secretary General of the United Nations also maintained that irrelevant issues to JCPOA should be dealt within a separate atmosphere.

Guterres also welcomed Iran’s compliance with the deal, describing the US exit from the deal as the challenge faced by the deal, Iran Press reported.

US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the JCPOA on May 8, 2018, flagrantly violating Washington’s commitments under the international agreement while announcing re-imposition of illegitimate sanctions against Iran.


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