The UN Secretary-General welcoming Vienna talks urged to remove the US sanctions against Tehran under the 2015 nuclear deal and Security Council resolution 2231.

Iran PressAmerica: The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed ongoing talks in Vienna between Iran and the P4+1 countries, calling for the removal of the US sanctions against Tehran under the 2015 nuclear deal and Security Council resolution 2231, which endorsed it.

In his 12th report to the UN Security Council on the implementation of the resolution 2231, Guterres said that despite existing difficulties concerning the deal's performance, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, it remains the best option to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue. 

The UN secretary-general says the negotiations for the return of all parties to the accord to their commitments should be sped up. 

He says the US should end its unilateral sanctions against Iran to ensure the economic benefits of the JCPOA for the country. 

The UN chief also says removing sanctions on Iran's oil sector will help revive the accord, expressing regret over Tehran's rollback of its relevant nuclear commitments.

Guterres also touches on Iran's response to the legitimate and conventional nature of the defensive missile program of Iran.

The report, together with the six-month report of the facilitator on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2231, will be discussed during the Tuesday meeting of the council. 

The session will be held with the presence of Iran's ambassador to the UN, Majid Takht Ravanchi.

The report comes amid the seventh round of the Vienna talks on removing the US sanctions on Iran and the revival of the nuclear deal.


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