EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini described lifting sanctions as a basic part of Iran nuclear deal, saying the EU is still striving for preserving economic interests of Iran from the JCPOA.
Mogherini made the remarks addressing Security Council meeting on cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations in maintaining international peace and security on Tuesday.
Referring to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), she maintained that world architecture for disarming and nuclear non-proliferation has never been questioned as such so far.
Collective security requires a multilateral comprehensive structure for non-proliferation and disarmament, she said, noting that it is for the same reason that the EU will continue efforts to preserve nuclear deal.
Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA has been verified 14 times, the latest of which took place two weeks ago, she said.
Noting that the EU will continue efforts to preserve Iran’s interests from JCPOA, she said that this is ‘an endeavor for our collective security and a way for preventing proliferation of nuclear arms in a volatile region.’
Withdrawing from a deal which is working is not a good starting point for promoting collective security, she said.