Belgium denounces US withdrawal from JCPOA
UN (IP)- Belgium's Permanent Representative to the UN in a report on Tuesday to the participants of the UNSC virtual meeting, denounced the United States for withdrawing from Iran's nuclear deal 2015.
Belgium's Permanent Representative to the organization Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve who acts as current Security Council Facilitator for the implementation of resolution 2231 (2015), for the period ending 31 December 2020, too, presented a report to the session on the issue.
"Belgium, like the Secretary-General and the members of this Council, regrets the withdrawal of the United States from Iran's nuclear deal 2015 known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). It also regrets the reimposition of unilateral US sanctions and the recent lifting of exemptions in the nuclear sector, which prevent not only Iran but also the other UN Member States - parties and non-parties to the JCPOA - from implementing their commitments under Resolution 2231, which was agreed by all members of this Council and supported by a large majority of the international community," said Buytswerve.
In the report, all members of the working group underlined the importance of the nuclear deal and the need for maintaining the JCPOA.
The UN Security Council video conference examining the implementation of the UN Resolution 2231 on Iran's nuclear deal started on Tuesday evening.
The session comes amid US efforts to extend arms embargo on Iran which is due to expire in October according to Resolution 2231.