Ex-UN Chief urges all Signatories to Comply with JCPOA

 Kofi Annan, Chair of the Elders and former UN Secretary-General called for all parties to stay committed to Iran nuclear deal.

“The JCPOA was a hard-won diplomatic achievement...I deeply regret President Trump’s decision to withdraw, and urge all other signatories to renew their commitment to the deal and avoid a broader escalation of tensions across the Middle East,” Annan said in Twitter message on Wednesday.

He emphasized that after the JCPOA came into effect in January 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repeatedly confirmed Iran’s implementation of its provisions.

US President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that Washington would pull out of Iran nuclear deal and reinstate nuclear sanctions on Iran.

This is while most world powers including Russia, China, and European Union have repeatedly stressed that keeping the deal is in the interest of world peace and security.

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