UK Joins International Statement on Iran’s Nuclear Programme

The UK has signed a joint statement, along with France, Germany and the European Union, on Iran’s nuclear programme. The statement was one of concern following a decision made by the United States to end sanctions waivers. The United States was a member of JCPOA, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which was established in 2015, but they left in May 2018.

The statement said:

“We deeply regret the US decision to end the three waivers covering key JCPOA nuclear projects in Iran, including the Arak Modernisation Project. These projects, endorsed by UN Security Council resolution 2231, serve the non-proliferation interests of all and provide the international community with assurances of the exclusively peaceful and safe nature of Iranian nuclear activities. We are consulting with our partners to assess the consequences of this decision by the United States.

The JCPOA is a key achievement of the global non-proliferation architecture and currently the best and only way to ensure the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear programme. That is why we have worked continuously with the aim of ensuring the full and effective implementation of commitments under the JCPOA, in particular the return of Iran to full compliance with its nuclear commitments without delay.”