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UN: US “fully prepared” to lift “inconsistent” JCPOA sanctions on Iran

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The US envoy to the UN said Washington is ready to lift sanctions against Iran that are ‘inconsistent’ with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement, speaking at a UN Security Council session in New York City on Tuesday.
“President Biden is prepared to return to US compliance and to stay in compliance, so long as Iran does the same,” United States Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the Council.
Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo also briefed ambassadors on the international monitoring of Iran’s nuclear programme, calling on Tehran “to reverse the steps it has taken that are not consistent with its nuclear-related commitments under the Plan.”
“The International Atomic Energy Agency indicated that Iran has continued its research and development activities related to uranium metal production,” DiCaprio added, after urging the US “to lift or waive its sanctions as outlined in the Plan and extend the waivers regarding the trade-in oil with Iran.

SOT, Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs: “I appeal to the United States to lift or waive its sanctions as outlined in the Plan and extend the waivers regarding the trade in oil with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Also important is the extension of US waivers regarding certain civilian nuclear-related activities taking place at the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, the Fordow Facility, and the Arak reactor.”

SOT, Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs: “We also call on the Islamic Republic of Iran to reverse the steps it has taken that are not consistent with its nuclear-related commitments under the Plan. In this reporting period, the International Atomic Energy Agency indicated that Iran has continued its research and development activities related to uranium metal production.”

SOT, Bjorn Olof Skoog, Head of the Delegation to the United Nations: “Our aim remains to negotiate the return of the United States to the Agreement and the resumption of JCPOA commitments by the US and by Iran. We continue to be convinced that we are much better off with the JPOA in place. No better alternative exists for the international community to be reassured in a verifiable way that Iran’s nuclear programme is solely dedicated to peaceful purposes and that through sanctions lifting, Iran can also reap the economic benefits.”

SOT, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United States: “President Biden has been clear, he is prepared to return to US compliance and to stay in compliance, so long as Iran does the same. We are fully prepared to lift sanctions inconsistent with our JCPOA commitments, which would allow Iran to receive the economic benefits of the deal. And we’re convinced that, if Iran approaches talks in Vienna with urgency and good faith, we can quickly reach and implement an understanding on mutual return. We cannot, however, allow Iran to accelerate its nuclear program and slow-walk its nuclear diplomacy.”

SOT, Majid Takht Ravanchi, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Islamic Republic of Iran: “Make no mistake. We are not imposing any preconditions or new conditions. We are talking about the same conditions that are embedded in the JCPOA and resolution 2231. The same conditions that form the very foundations of the JPOA, and the same conditions that resulted in reciprocal commitments of the parties in the JCPOA. Without full satisfaction of these conditions, the Accord is useless for the Iranian people. We therefore call for the full, timely, unconditional, and verifiable implementation of the JCPOA. No more, no less.”

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