Liechtenstein regrets over Trump’s JCPOA withdrawal

Tehran, May 9, IRNA - Liechtenstein Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement expressed regret on US walking away from Iran nuclear deal.

US President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that Washington would pull out of Iran nuclear deal and reinstate nuclear sanctions on Iran.

This is while most world powers, including Russia, China, and the European Union have repeatedly stressed that keeping the deal is in the interest of world peace and security.

“LI regrets US decision to reinstate sanctions on Iran contrary to JCPOA - Endorsement by UNSC indicates that JCPOA is widely considered as promoting security by int'l community - Hope that other parties are successful in preserving agreement,” Liechtenstein MFA wrote on its Twitter account.

“The JCPOA constitutes an important agreement in the area of non-proliferation and a landmark achievement of multilateral diplomacy and the peaceful settlement of disputes in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,” the statement reads.

“The security council’s endorsement of the JCPOA is an expression of the security gains the international community associates with the JCPOA.”

“Liechtenstein welcomes efforts by the other parties to the JCPOA to preserve these security gains by the continued implementation of their commitments under the JCPOA.”

“The terms of the Security Council Resolution 2231 remain unaffected, and the Security Council has the responsibility to ensure implementation of its decisions.”

“Liechtenstein attaches the highest importance to the full implementation of and compliance with the JCPOA which provides for mechanisms to address allegations of non-compliance.”

“Liechtenstein supports and has full confidence in the work of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in verifying compliance with the JCPOA and the international non-proliferation regime.”

“The central role of the non-proliferation Treaty and the authority of the IAEA safeguards machinery on which all states rely for their collective security must be preserved.”

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