After Trump Speech, Entire G-77 Backs JCPOA
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – One hundred and thirty four countries, under the banner of the Group of 77 at the United Nations, voiced support for the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six other countries following a tirade by US President Donald Trump against Iran and the deal at the UN.
Addressing the UN General Assembly (UNGA)’s 72nd session on Tuesday, Trump branded the agreement as “an embarrassment” for the US. He said the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.”
In a statement issued at the end of its ministerial meeting in New York on Friday, the G-77 “reaffirmed the importance of supporting and strengthening multilateralism, and in this regard recognized that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between the Islamic Republic of Iran and (the Group) 5+1 is a concrete case of a successful multilateral action for resolving outstanding global issues.”’
The Ministers reaffirmed their rejection to the unilateral economic sanctions imposed on Iran, which have a negative impact on the development and prosperity of the people of Iran, and in this regard called for an immediate lifting of those sanctions.
The statement was issued at the end of the G77 ministerial meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.
G77 at the UN is a coalition of developing nations, designed to promote its members' collective economic interests and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the United Nations.