Iran urged to conclude JCPOA while it is still possible

Iran urged to conclude JCPOA while it is still possible

The United Kingdom, France and Germany urge Iran to conclude the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) while it is still possible, according to the joint statement by UK, France and Germany ahead of the Security Council meeting on the implementation of resolution 2231.

It was noted that Iran has been taking unprecedented steps to accelerate the pace of its nuclear programme in the past three years and continues to escalate unabatedly.

"We regret that up until now Iran has refused to seize this diplomatic opportunity and continued its nuclear escalation," the statement reads.

London, Paris and Berlin said that Iran’s actions raise further obstacles for Iran to return to full implementation of its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA, and to restore the Agency’s ability to provide assurance of the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear programme.

"Iran’s actions are rapidly unsettling the balance of the package we had negotiated over many months to restore the JCPoA and closing the window for an immediate diplomatic solution. The impact on international security and the international non-proliferation regime of such an outcome would be grave and long lasting. We call upon Iran to stop and reverse its nuclear escalation, return to full cooperation with the IAEA and seize without further delay the offer on the table, which would benefit the Iranian people and nation," the statement reads.

"We express full support for the efforts of the JCPoA Coordinator to restore the JCPoA. Iran should take this opportunity to conclude the deal, while it is still possible," they added.