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UNSC endorses Iran nuclear deal

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21 Jul 2015
UNSC endorses Iran nuclear deal

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Monday to endorse the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) deal regarding Iran’s renegade nuclear program, starting a 90-day countdown until many of the economic and political sanctions designed to motivate Iran to abide by the agreement will likely be removed, pending a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The UNSC Resolution was submitted by US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Powers despite protests by US Senators from both parties requesting that the Obama Administration wait to submit it until after the US Congress had had a chance to review the deal. Israeli officials vowed to continue lobbying the US Congress to reject the deal while Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, also voiced his rejection saying Iran had made too many concessions.

Here is the video of Israeli Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor's statement following the UNSC resolution



“On the day on which the ruler of Iran has reiterated his intention to destroy the State of Israel, the UN Security Council is giving its approval to that same country, which has systematically violated the UNSC's decisions and which calls for the destruction of Israel, a member of the UN,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “The hypocrisy knows no bounds.”

Here is a video of PM Netanyahu addressing this issue on Italian TV, as well as some more commentary on the issue from US Secretary of State John Kerry

 

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