- The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear issue is an important multilateral diplomatic achievement, which enjoys the broad support of Member States and was endorsed by the Security Council in its resolution 2231 (2015). Diplomatic efforts by China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America and the European Union with the Islamic Republic of Iran culminated in an agreement to ensure the exclusively peaceful nature of the nuclear programme of the Islamic Republic of Iran, verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency. An essential part of the Plan is the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran, allowing for the normalization of trade and economic relations.
- On 16 January 2016 (Implementation Day), upon completion of certain actions by the Islamic Republic of Iran (stipulated in the Plan) 1 as verified by the Agency, a decade of United Nations sanctions as well as multilateral and national sanctions related to the nuclear programme of the Islamic Republic of Iran were lifted. Between 16 January 2016 and 14 June 2019, the Agency reported 15 times (most recently in S/2019/212 and S/2019/496) to the Security Council that the Islamic Republic of Iran had been fully implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the Plan.