The Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations said that the meeting of the Security Council – the 15-member council meeting to review regular report on the Resolution 2231 related to the nuclear agreement – stressed once again the international community’s full support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and confirmed the importance of its full implementation. The meeting also showed a demonstration of the United States isolation regarding the JCPOA. During the meeting the Permanent Representative of the United States made invented allegations against the Islamic Republic of Iran, coming against the backdrop of US hegemonic intentions in the Middle East region and its expansionist policies. The destructive interventions of the United States in region and the exporting of billions of dollars of sophisticated weaponry, some of which ended up in the hands of Daesh terrorist fighters, are indeed the actual causes of instability. Despite the US assured to “make best efforts in good faith to sustain this JCPOA and to prevent interference with the realization of full benefits by of Iran of the sanctions lifting”, the statements of US Representative regarding to the JCPOA are inconsistent with this commitment. The international community should not allow the United States to continue to undermine the JCPOA.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi reiterated his country’s opposition to any kind of talks with foreign powers over its missile and defensive programs. “We have not changed our position and have several times repeated that our missile issues are a part of our defensive policies that are not in violation of the (UNSC) Resolution 2231 at all”, Qassemi told reporters in Tehran on Monday. “We don’t allow other governments to interfere” in our domain of affairs, he added. In relevant remarks in August, Qassemi blasted the US officials’ remarks against the country’s missile program, stressing that Washington is not entitled to speak about Iran’s internal affairs”. The issue with the missile is internal, defensive and related to deterrence which is in no violation of Resolution 2231 and is not related to them (the Americans)”, Qassemi said.