G-77 Backs Iran Nuclear Deal

G-77 Backs Iran Nuclear Deal  G-77 Backs Iran Nuclear Deal

The Group of 77 at the United Nations, including 134 countries, has voiced support for the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major powers following a tirade by US President Donald Trump against Iran and the deal at the world body.

Addressing the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump branded the agreement as “an embarrassment” for the US. He said the deal was “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.” Trump, however, had no proof to back up his wild allegations.

In a statement issued at the end of its ministerial meeting in New York on Friday, G-77 “reaffirmed the importance of supporting and strengthening multilateralism, and in this regard recognized that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [the nuclear deal] between the Islamic Republic of Iran and P5+1 is a concrete case of a successful multilateral action for resolving outstanding global issues,” Press TV reported.

Iran and the P5+1, namely the US, France, Britain, Russia and China, plus Germany, reached JCPOA in July 2015 and started implementing it in January 2016. G-77 “stressed that such a model sets a real example for further accelerating the achievement of sustainable development, including by strengthening international cooperation, through enhanced means of implementation.”


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