Thirteenth Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015)

June 23, 2022

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1. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which was concluded 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 on 14 July 2015, was the result of tireless diplomatic efforts over several years. On 20 July 2015, the Security Council adopted resolution 2231 (2015), in which the Council endorsed the Plan and called upon all Member States, regional organizations and international organizations to support its implementation. It is my steadfast belief that the Plan is the best available option to achieve non-proliferation and regional security, in a manner that delivers tangible economic benefits for the Iranian people. Now more than ever, I am convinced that diplomatic solutions provide the only path to enduring peace and security.

2. Since diplomatic engagements in and around the Joint Commission resumed in November 2021, participants in the Plan and the United States have demonstrated a collective determination to resolve political and technical differences. However, those efforts have not yet resulted in the return of the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran to full and effective implementation of the Plan and the resolution. The importance of restoring the Plan should not be underestimated, nor should the positive impact of its restoration on the global non-proliferation architecture.