EU Statement – United Nations Security Council: Challenges to peace and security in the Middle East,

20 August 2019, New York – Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States delivered by H.E. Mr. Silvio Gonzato, Deputy Head of Delegation […]

The EU is extremely concerned by the measures taken by Iran since the beginning of July, inconsistent with its nuclear-related commitments under the ​JCPoA. We call upon Iran to reverse these steps immediately, to refrain from any further escalatory steps, and to come back into compliance with its obligations. We recall our firm commitments under the agreement, including as regards sanctions-lifting for the benefit of the Iranian people. In this regard, we regret the re-imposition of sanctions by the United States, following its withdrawal from the JCPoA. Our support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), endorsed unanimously by UN Security Council Resolution 2231, goes hand in hand with our efforts to promote stability in the region. We remain committed to the preservation and full implementation of the JCPOA: a key element of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime – which is in the security interest of all. And we are determined to work with the international community to achieve these goals. […]

Also with respect to Iran, de-escalation and restraint are of fundamental importance. In recent high-level meetings in Iran, in Kuwait and other countries in the region, we underlined our concerns about the prevailing situation, and in turn, our partners have expressed their own determination to work to promote calm and stability. Läs uttalandet