Press Point by Federica Mogherini on the Latest Developments Regarding the Implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

October 13, 2017

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

More than 2 years ago in July 2015 the entire international community welcomed the results of 12 years of intense negotiations on the Iranian nuclear programme. 104 pages full of technical details. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the JCPOA. It is not a bilateral agreement. It does not belong to any single country and it is not up to any single country to terminate.

It is a robust deal that provides guarantees and a strong monitoring mechanism so that Iran's nuclear programmes is and remain exclusively for civilian purposes. We cannot afford, as international community, as Europe for sure, to dismantle a nuclear agreement that is working and delivering, especially now. The International Atomic Energy Agency has verified 8 times that Iran is implementing all its nuclear commitments.

We believe we have a collective responsibility to preserve it for our own collective security. The US domestic process, and I underline domestic, following today's announcement of President Trump is now in the hands of the US Congress. The JCPOA is not a domestic issue but a UN Security Council Resolution. The international community and the EU has clearly indicated that the deal is and will continue to be in place. The EU continues to fully support the Iran nuclear deal and the full and strict implementation of all it provisions by all parties.