Maintain JCPOA to Avoid More Conflict: Nobel Winning ICAN Urges Trump

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The nuclear weapons disarmament campaign group that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize called on US President Donald Trump to uphold the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, also known as the JCPOA, to "avoid causing any more conflict."

Maintain JCPOA to Avoid More Conflict: Nobel Winning ICAN Urges Trump

"We really call on the US government to continue to certify and stay in this deal," Beatrice Fihn, director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), told a news conference at the UN headquarters in New York yesterday, AFP reported.

US President Donald Trump's team now faces an Oct. 15 deadline to tell Congress whether it will continue to certify that Iran is compliance with the deal. If Trump refuses to certify, Congress will have 60 days to decide whether to re-impose US sanctions on Iran.

Last month, Trump, during an address before the United Nations General Assembly, said, "The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into frankly that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don't think you've heard the last of it”.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) reached the 159-page nuclear agreement in July 2015 and implemented it in January 2016.

Since the historic deal was signed in Vienna, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repeatedly confirmed the Islamic Republic’s compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA, but some other parties, especially the US, have failed to live up to their undertakings.

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