Mar 13, 2019 07:15 Asia/Tehran
  • EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini
    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini

EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has said measures to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, contributes to preserving the credibility of the UN Security Council.

Iran Press/America: "This is a way to prevent nuclear proliferation, particularly relevant in an extremely tense region. And let me add that it is also a contribution to preserving the credibility of the UN Security Council – which has endorsed the Iran deal through a Resolution unanimously adopted," Mogherini told the Security Council in a debate on UN-EU cooperation on Tuesday. 

The European Union's foreign affairs and security policy chief called saving Iran deal important for Europe's security and noted that a new arms race – and a nuclear arms race in particular – can only make the world less secure, not more. Our collective security requires a solid multilateral architecture for non-proliferation and disarmament, Iran Press reported.

"This is why the European Union has worked and will continue to work to preserve the nuclear deal with Iran," she added.

Mogherini also acknowledges Iran's commitment to the deal and said, "Iran’s implementation of its nuclear-related commitments has been confirmed in fourteen consecutive reports of the International Atomic Energy Agency – the latest just a couple of weeks ago."

"Alongside Iran’s implementation, the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions is an essential part of the deal. So we will continue to work to preserve the economic dividends of sanctions-lifting," the EU's Foreign policy chief emphasized.

EU is working with the rest of the international community to keep alive the landmark nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), despite the US unilateral move to pull out from the deal.

US President Donald Trump withdrew his country in May from the historic Iran nuclear deal and decided to re-impose unilateral sanctions against Tehran.

Under the deal, reached between Iran and six major powers - the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China - Tehran agreed to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions. 101/211


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