Spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations Stéphane Dujarric has underlined that the revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal needs abundant courage, concession, and effort.
Pointing to UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary Anne DiCarlo’s comment on the implementation of Resolution 2231, Dujarric said after the UN Security Council meeting on Thursday, “As she said, it was a difficult diplomatic agreement to reach.”
Emphasizing the need for returning the JPCOA, he mentioned that reviving the deal needs abundant courage, concession, and effort, so “We continue to think that, in its original form, it was a very positive step forward.”
Rosemary DiCarlo, head of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, briefed the Security Council this morning on diplomatic engagement with Iran and on the restoration of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
She noted that achieving the landmark JCPOA took determined diplomacy and that restoring it will take additional effort and patience.
She said that she and the Secretary-General urge Iran and the United States to quickly mobilize in this same spirit and commitment to resume cooperation under the JCPOA.
The UN official also expressed the hope that Iran and the United States will continue to build on the momentum of the last few days of talks, facilitated by the European Union in Doha, to resolve outstanding issues.
The UN urges the US to lift or reduce all anti-Iran sanctions and resume exemptions on Iranian oil and gas trade, she said, adding that Tehran is also expected to take steps to reverse attempts, which are not in line with its commitments under the JCPOA.