TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (Press Shia Agency) – Deputy Spokesman for the UNSG Farhan Haq said at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday that the United Nations welcomes the first anniversary of the achievement of “Implementation Day” under JCPOA.

He added that the agreement underscores the importance of diplomacy in ensuring that Iran’s nuclear programme remains exclusively peaceful, while also promoting peace and security in the region.

He said that the United Nations welcomes the reaffirmation by all sides of their strong commitment to the continued full and effective implementation of the JCPOA, including in the meeting of the Joint Commission held in Vienna on 10 January 2017, and encourages all Member States to support its implementation in its entirety.  It is of the utmost importance that the JCPOA works in the interest of all its participants, including by delivering tangible benefits to the Iranian people.

The United Nations shall continue to support the implementation of the JCPOA, in accordance with resolution 2231 (2015) and other relevant decisions of the Security Council.

TGH/PR