G7 leaders back nuclear deal in Iran-critical communiqué


As talks between the US and Iran begin in Doha, G7 leaders on Tuesday expressed support for “a diplomatic solution” as the “best way to curb Iran’s nuclear program.”

In a communiqué from Elmau, Germany, the G7 (Group of Seven – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States) has imposed an obligation on Tehran to “seize the opportunity to reach an agreement”. They said the G7 is committed “to working together and with other international partners to address the threat to international security posed by Iran’s nuclear escalation.”

The leaders also called on Iran to “stop all ballistic missile activities and proliferation that conflict with UNSCR 2231 and other UN Security Council resolutions.” United Nations Security Resolution 2231 both endorsed the 2015 nuclear deal — the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) — and called on Iran “not to engage in activities related to ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear weapons…” Iran says nothing about its missiles being designed for nuclear weapons.

The G7 also condemned “the ongoing human rights violations and abuses in Iran.” They called on Iran to “end the arbitrary arrest and detention of foreign nationals and dual nationals for the purpose of political leverage”. Foreign Governments and human rights organizations have blamed Iran Detain foreigners to secure concessions.

G7 leaders called on Iran to provide the International Atomic Energy Agency with “technically credible information” about what the The agency says there are unexplained traces of uranium at sites associated with work prior to 2003.


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