Security Council Briefing on Maintenance of international peace and security: non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction,

Utrikesminister Margot Wallström i FN 26 september 2018

[…] First, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Iran deal, is a historic achievement. It is a concrete example of effective diplomatic non-proliferation efforts. This agreement prevents nuclear proliferation in Iran, but also aims to avoid ripple effects in the region. As the IAEA confirms, Iran continues to fulfill its nuclear obligations under the agreement. As long as that is the case, the JCPOA effectively curtails Iran’s ability to develop nuclear weapons.

This is why Sweden, together with the rest of the EU, deeply regrets the United States’ unilateral withdrawal from the agreement – a decision with far-reaching consequences that makes our world more unsafe. And frankly, what are the alternatives to this agreement?

In undercutting a concrete multilateral non-proliferation tool, it dangerously undermines our joint non-proliferation efforts elsewhere.

Together with our EU partners, we will try to mitigate the adverse effects of the US policies. Sweden, and the rest of the EU, will continue to foster broad relations and dialogue with Iran, including on issues such as human rights. Iran’s role in the region and missile activities are clearly a matter of concern. These concerns can and should however be addressed separately and not at the expense of the JCPOA. Läs talet