Iran nuclear deal makes world safer: British official

London, Jan 13, IRNA – A spokesman for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office described the July 2015 nuclear deal as an important agreement which will make the world more secure.

In response to White House decision to extend sanctions relief on Iran, an unnamed official at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office said his country will hold talks with its American and European partners on the issue, and will take stance on it in details in the future.

US President Donald Trump, who had said his administration would decertify the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, decided on Friday to extend the sanctions waiver to the country for the third time as a part of the deal.

The White House announced on Friday that US President Donald Trump certified Iran’s sanctions relief for the last time and if the amendments intended by him regarding the Sunset Clause as well as intensified monitoring and adding Iran’s missile issue to the 2015 nuclear deal, are not included in the JCPOA, he will quit the deal.

Meanwhile, concurrent with Trump’s decision, United States Department of the Treasury in an unfair and hostile move added 14 other Iranian individuals and institutes to the list of the sanctions under the pretest of human rights violation and involvement in missile program.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), that has been recognized as the only qualified entity to oversee Iran's performance, has certified the country's commitment to the nuclear deal nine times.

Under the deal signed by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany in 2015, Iran accepted to curb its peaceful nuclear activities in exchange for economic sanctions relief.

Trump's security advisors and ministers have previously acknowledged Iran's commitment, despite the claims by the president. A number of US lawmakers and experts have signed letters to Trump asking him to stick to the deal.

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