19 Jul 2024
Wednesday 20 December 2023 - 22:12
Story Code : 409364
Source : ISNA

Russian Diplomat: JCPOA has no alternatives

The Iran Project : Russia believes there is no alternative to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said.
Russian Diplomat: JCPOA has no alternatives
Russian Diplomat: JCPOA has no alternatives
According to The Iran Project,"The Russian Federation is convinced that there is no alternative to the JCPOA. An early restart of the plan is the only way that meets the interests of regional and international security," he said at a meeting of the UN Security Council.

He, also, urged Western states to cease their strategy of imposing unilateral restrictions on Iran.

"We believe that Western countries as soon as possible should reject their policy of having unilateral restrictions against the Islamic Republic of Iran," Nebenzia told the Security Council members during a meeting on Iran.

Iran has faced enduring US sanctions for numerous years due to its nuclear program development. These sanctions impose limitations on Iran's oil exports and freeze the accounts of Iranian leaders, high-ranking officials, and legal entities.

On December 1st, the US House of Representatives approved the "No Funds For Iranian Terrorism Act". This legislation aims to re-impose restrictions on $6 billion in Iranian funds, which were initially released by the administration of US President Joe Biden as part of a prisoner swap deal reached earlier in the year.

"We hope that the UN Secretary General [Antonio Guterres], who calls the plan the best possible way to ensure the peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear program, will not allow, to put it mildly, controversial elements in his reports that jeopardize the already fragile prospects for the full restoration of the Vienna agreements," Vasily Nebenzya added.

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council, as well as Germany, signed the JCPOA with Iran in 2015, with the goal of resolving the situation around Tehran's nuclear developments. Former US President Donald Trump opted to withdraw from this pact in 2018. Joe Biden, the current president of the United States, has often stated his willingness to return Washington to the nuclear accord. However, talks to fully restore the JCPOA fell through.
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