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Marking the second anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed by the EU, China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the UK, the US, and Iran, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini on Friday reconfirmed the EU's continued commitment to the deal.
"The European Union is and will stay committed in preserving and implementing [the Iran deal], and building on it to address the remaining unresolved sources of tension and conflict that are still afflicting the region. A stable and peaceful environment in a conflict-free and cooperative regional order remains our ultimate objective,” the High Representative said in a statement.
As coordinator of the Joint Commission of the JCPOA, Mogherini is closely engaged in monitoring the implementation of the agreement. "Eighteen months after its entry into force, the deal has been successfully implemented by all parties, including Iran as confirmed by the six reports issued by the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency)," Mogherini confirmed. "In my capacity as coordinator, my task is and will stay to ensure that the deal is fully and effectively implemented by all sides," she added.
The agreement "was an historic achievement for the security of the region and of the whole world, a success for multilateral diplomacy that has proven to work and deliver," said Mogherini. It was endorsed by the United Nations Security Council, and the High Representative recalled in her statement that it is an agreement which belongs to the international community, which "expects all sides to keep the commitments they took two years ago."