Iran Urges US to Abide by UNSC, Stop Violating 2231 Resolution

Iran Urges US to Abide by UNSC, Stop Violating 2231 Resolution

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Concurrent with the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorses the JCPOA, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations called on the US to abide by the Council's resolutions.

“Today is 5th anniversary of unanimous adoption of UNSCR 2231, which endorses #JCPOA. 2 years ago, the US ceased—in its own words— ‘participation’ in JCPOA and relinquished all rights as Participant. US is obliged to abide by UNSC resolutions, yet remains in violation of 2231,” Majid Takht-Ravanchi tweeted on Monday.

The nuclear deal was reached between Iran and a group of countries then known as the Group 5+1 — which included the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany — on July 14, 2015. However, in May 2018, US President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled his country out of the JCPOA and re-imposed the sanctions that had been lifted under the deal.

Verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran remained fully compliant with the JCPOA for an entire year, waiting for the co-signatories to honor their commitments and offset the impacts of the US withdrawal.

But, as the European parties continued to renege on their obligations, the Islamic Republic moved in May 2019 to suspend its JCPOA commitments under articles of the deal covering Tehran’s legal rights in case of non-compliance by the other side.

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