Iran has complied with its nuclear commitments
During this session of the Security Council, Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, presented the report of the Secretary-General on this topic.
Ramírez welcomed the progress made since the adoption of resolution 2231; he highlighted the importance of dialogue and political and diplomatic disposition for the resolution of controversies, in particular the one related to Iran’s nuclear program.
“The implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and its strict enforcement ensure that the Islamic Republic of Iran can exercise its sovereign right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, in accordance with article IV of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Similarly, its implementation has contributed to establishing a climate conducive to dialogue and understanding between Iran and the States parties to the agreement, based on mutual trust and respect, and a joint commitment to strengthening international peace and security.”
The Venezuelan diplomat explained that despite the progress on the question of Iranian nuclear program, it is paramount to work in lifting the sanctions regime imposed on this member of the United Nations, as well as the coercive unilateral measures related to said nuclear program.
“We also encourage parties to refrain from adopting any policy that would negatively affect the normalization of economic and trade relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran and thereby undermine the effective implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action”, added Ramírez.
In the opinion of the Venezuelan representative to the United Nations, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action constitutes a success that could be emulated in other regional and international affairs that impact international peace and security, such as the case of the Palestinian occupation, the armed conflict in Syria and Yemen, and the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
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