Singapore welcomes deal: MFA

The flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) flies in front of the UN seat.
The flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) flies in front of the UN seat.PHOTO: EPA

Singapore has welcomed the successful implementation of the nuclear deal that placed restrictions on Iran's nuclear ambitions in return for the lifting of sanctions.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, "Singapore welcomes the announcement of Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear programme on Jan 16, 2016."

"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 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," it said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 18, 2016, with the headline 'Singapore welcomes deal: MFA'. Print Edition | Subscribe