Singapore welcomes implementation of Iran's nuclear deal: MFA

Iranian MPs congratulating President Hassan Rouhani (centre) after some international sanctions against the country were lifted, in Teheran on Jan 17, 2016.
Iranian MPs congratulating President Hassan Rouhani (centre) after some international sanctions against the country were lifted, in Teheran on Jan 17, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

SINGAPORE - Singapore welcomes the announcement of the implementation of Iran's nuclear deal, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said.

In a statement on Sunday (Jan 17) night, the MFA said, "Singapore welcomes the announcement of Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear programme on 16 January 2016."

The JCPOA is the official name for Teheran's nuclear agreement with the United States, Britain, China, France, Germany, and Russia, the so-called P5+1 nations.

Early on Sunday, the deal signed between the Shi’ite-ruled Iran and the US, Britain, France, Russia, China plus Germany was implemented, lifting years of crippling international sanctions on Iran in return for its agreement to accept limitations on its nuclear activities.

 

"This follows the verification by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Iran has met all its key nuclear commitments under the JCPOA, and marks the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions, outlined in the agreement, by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union and the United States of America," the MFA statement said.

"We urge all parties to continue to fulfil their obligations under the JCPOA and call on Iran to continue its cooperation with the IAEA.

This will reassure the international community that Iran's nuclear programme remains exclusively for peaceful purposes," the statement added.