Call for Int’l Action to Stop US Anti-JCPOA Push

Call for Int’l Action to Stop US Anti-JCPOA Push  Call for Int’l Action to Stop US Anti-JCPOA Push

Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations called on world leaders on Monday to take the measures necessary to prevent the United States from undercutting the international agreement over Tehran's nuclear activities known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
"The international community should not allow the US administration to continue to mock and undermine the JCPOA. It is not in the interest of multilateralism and to prevent it is a collective responsibility," Gholamali Khoshroo said in an address to the UN Disarmament Commission in New York. 
As verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran has fully implemented its commitments under the deal but Washington's "irresponsible and destructive" approach has put the future of the accord in doubt, he said, according to the text of his speech published by IRNA.
"US actions are in contradiction with the letter, spirit and intent of the JCPOA," he noted, adding that the agreement obliges all parties to refrain from any policy specifically intended to directly and adversely affect the normalization of trade and economic relations with Iran.
Nuclear sanctions against Tehran were lifted under the 2015 accord signed with world powers, but major international companies are still wary of providing finance for Iran-related business, fearing potential fines resulting from existing US sanctions.


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