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Newsy 17 Jun 2019

A look at the details of the Iran nuclear deal

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The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action limits what type of nuclear facilities and products Iran was allowed to have, but it's starting to fall apart.


Briefing by Ms. Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs.

UN political chief Rosemary Di Carlo said Secretary-General António Guterres regrets that the US recently decided not to extend waivers with regard to trade in oil with Iran and not to fully renew waivers for non-proliferation projects in the framework of the JCPOA. She said these actions may impede the ability of Iran and other Member States to implement certain of its provisions.

She also told the Council that Guterres regrets Iran's recent announcement that it would not commit itself to respecting the JCPOA limits on its enriched uranium stockpile and heavy water reserves at the current stage, and that it would further suspend compliance with the uranium enrichment limits and measures to modernize the Arak reactor should the other participants not fulfil its demands, especially in areas of banking and oil, within 60 days.

SOUNDBITE (English) Rosemary Di Carlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs:
"Such actions are not in the interests of the participants of the Plan and may not help preserve it. The Secretary-General encourages Iran to continue implementing all its nuclear-related commitments despite the considerable challenges it faces."

Di Carlo also reported to the Council the UN's analysis of subcomponents retrieved from ballistic missiles launched at Saudi Arabia by the Houthis in Yemen between March and June 2018. She said, "We ascertained that those subcomponents were produced between 2000 and 2010, and some sold as recently as 2012. In our assessment, these production and sale date ranges are incompatible with the Scud missiles known to be in Yemeni stockpiles prior to the outbreak of the current conflict in early 2015."

She added that the UN also examined a number of additional arms and related material recovered in Yemen, including surface to air missiles and drones, and was confident that they were of Iranian manufacture. However, She said the UN had no indications as to whether those items were transferred from Iran after 16 January 2016.
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