UN Secretary-General Ant?nio Guterres

The UN chief has called on all parties to abide by their commitments under the Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the spokesman for Secretary-General Stéphane Dujarric confirmed.

Iran Press/America: According to the UN website, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric said that Guterres has urged all signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to abide by their commitments under the agreement.

"The Secretary-General is aware of the announcement made by the President of Iran regarding centrifuges. The Secretary-General has consistently reiterated that the JCPOA represents a major achievement in nuclear non-proliferation and diplomacy and has contributed to regional and international peace and security," Dujarric said.

The UN Secretary-General reiterated his call to JCPOA participants to abide fully by their respective commitments under the agreement and called on all other countries to support the landmark agreement.

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