EghtesadOnline: US Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Samantha Power said her country acknowledges and welcomes Iran’s swift implementation of July 14 historic deal.
Samantha Power made the remarks at the UN Security Council briefing session on Iran nonproliferation and the implementation of Resolution 2231, reports IRNA.
'The world is safer because of this deal,' the US representative said at the UN briefing held in New York on July 18.
'The United States acknowledges and welcomes Iran’s swift implementation of this historic deal, which has produced real, tangible change; change that, without question, has improved international peace and security.
'In the time since, Iran has dismantled two-thirds of its centrifuges and filled the core of its reactor at Arak with concrete. More than 98 percent of Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium has been moved out of the country,' Power added.
'It has been six months since the IAEA’s verification that Iran completed its key nuclear-related commitments under the deal.
'And the United States will continue to implement its commitments, in good faith and without exception, under the JCPOA,' she stressed.
After the landmark deal between Iran and world powers on July 14, 2015, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) did verify Iran's peaceful nuclear program.
Then, Iranian Foreign Minster Mohammad Javad Zarif and the European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini announced 'Implementation Day' of the JCPOA on January 16, 2016, and anti-Iran sanctions were lifted.