The nuclear weapons disarmament campaign group that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has called on U.S. President Donald Trump to uphold the Iran nuclear deal in order to “avoid causing any more conflict.”
“We really call on the U.S. government to continue to certify and stay in this deal,” Beatrice Fihn, director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) said yesterday.
“This is not really what the world needs right now… We see no evidence that Iran is not complying with it,” she added.
The Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was reached in July 2015 and was implemented in January 2016. Iran and six countries, including the U.S., Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany reached the historic accord.
Since assuming office, Trump changed U.S. stance on the agreement, in a bid to ruin the legacy of his predecessor, Barack Obama.
This is while the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and many world leaders have supported the JCPOA, rejecting Trump’s claims that Tehran’ has violated the “spirit” of the deal.
“I can state that the nuclear-related commitments undertaken by Iran … are being implemented,” International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano said yesterday.