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The chief of UN Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo urged the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States to “quickly mobilize in this same spirit and commitment to resume cooperation under the JCPOA.” UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 30 JUNE 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations

30 JUNE 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, Security Council
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, United Nations:
“I therefore urge the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States to quickly mobilize in this same spirit and commitment to resume cooperation under the JCPOA.”

30 JUNE 2022, NEW YORK CITY

4.Wide shot, Security Council
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, United Nations:
“We again appeal to the United States to lift or waive its sanctions as outlined in the Plan and to extend the waivers regarding the trade in oil with Iran. We also again call on the Islamic Republic of Iran to reverse the steps it has taken that are not consistent with its nuclear-related commitments under the Plan.”

30 JUNE 2022, NEW YORK CITY

6.Wide shot, Security Council
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, United Nations:
“While the International Atomic Energy Agency has not been able to verify the stockpile of enriched uranium in Iran, it estimates a total enriched uranium stockpile of more than fifteen times the allowable amount under the JCPOA. This includes amounts of uranium enriched to 20 percent and 60 percent, which is extremely worrying. Moreover, on 8 and 20 June, the Agency reported that Iran had started to install additional advanced centrifuges at the Fuel Enrichment Plant at Natanz and began feeding uranium into advanced centrifuges at the Fuel Enrichment Plant at Fordow.”
8.Wide shot, Security Council
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Olof Skoog, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations:
“On EU side, we are concerned that we might not make it over the finishing line. Our message is - seize this opportunity to conclude the deal, based on the text that is on the table. The time to overcome the last outstanding issues, conclude the deal and fully restore the JCPOA is now.”
10.Wide shot, Security Council
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Olof Skoog, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations:
“We also deeply regret Iran's recent decision to remove IAEA cameras from key nuclear facilities in response to the resolution in the IAEA Board of Governors. These cameras are important to ensure continuity of knowledge on Iran's nuclear program for when the JCPOA is restored. We reiterate that Iran's decision to suspend the implementation of the Additional Protocol JCPOA transparency provisions on February 23 2021, has substantially decreased the IAEA’s access to relevant information on Iran's nuclear program and that it is important not to take steps particularly as regards IAEA monitoring that could jeopardize the restoration of the JCPOA.”
12. Wide shot, Security Council
13.SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Mills, Deputy U.S. Representative to the United Nations:
“The United States remains ready for a mutual return to full implementation of the JCPOA, which we are confident would significantly advance international security. The ball is in Iran’s court and the choice to move back towards full implementation of the JCPOA rests with Iran.”
14. Wide shot, Security Council
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran Permanent Representative to the United Nations:
“Iran’s nuclear commitments are connected to the effective lifting of all sanctions and normalization of Iran's trade and economic relations. The sheer fact is that sanctions are still in place. And Iran is not enjoying the economic dividends as promised.”
15. Wide shot, Security Council
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran Permanent Representative to the United Nations:
“We categorically reject baseless accusations and unfounded allegations made against my country at this meeting. As a responsible State, Iran is committed to its international obligations and has never engaged in any activity that breaches its obligations including under the Resolution 2231. Our missile and space programs fall outside the purview or competence of Resolution 2231 and its Annexes and are not subject for negotiations.”
17.Wide shot, Security Council
STORYLINE
The chief of UN Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo urged the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States to “quickly mobilize in this same spirit and commitment to resume cooperation under the JCPOA.”

Briefing the Council today (30 Jun) in New York, Dicarlo welcomed the step taken by the United States in February 2022 to reinstate waivers on nuclear non-proliferation projects.

She again, appealed to the United States to “lift or waive its sanctions as outlined in the Plan and to extend the waivers regarding the trade in oil with Iran.”

DiCarlo also called on the Islamic Republic of Iran to “reverse the steps it has taken that are not consistent with its nuclear-related commitments under the Plan.”

The senior UN political affairs official also said, “while the International Atomic Energy Agency has not been able to verify the stockpile of enriched uranium in Iran, it estimates a total enriched uranium stockpile of more than fifteen times the allowable amount under the JCPOA.”

She explained, “this includes amounts of uranium enriched to 20 percent and 60 percent, which is extremely worrying.”

DiCarlo added, “on 8 and 20 June, the Agency reported that Iran had started to install additional advanced centrifuges at the Fuel Enrichment Plant at Natanz and began feeding uranium into advanced centrifuges at the Fuel Enrichment Plant at Fordow.”

Olof Skoog, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations also briefed the Council.

He said, “on EU side, we are concerned that we might not make it over the finishing line” to conclude and restore the JCPOA.
He reiterated, “seize this opportunity to conclude the deal, based on the text that is on the table. The time to overcome the last outstanding issues, conclude the deal and fully restore the JCPOA is now.”

Ambassador Skoog also said that they are “deeply regret Iran's recent decision to remove IAEA cameras from key nuclear facilities in response to the resolution in the IAEA Board of Governors.”

He explained, “these cameras are important to ensure continuity of knowledge on Iran's nuclear program for when the JCPOA is restored.”

Ambassador Skoog reiterated that “Iran's decision to suspend the implementation of the Additional Protocol JCPOA transparency provisions on February 23 2021, has substantially decreased the IAEA’s access to relevant information on Iran's nuclear program and that it is important not to take steps particularly as regards IAEA monitoring that could jeopardize the restoration of the JCPOA.”

US Ambassador Richard Mills told the Council that his country remains “ready for a mutual return to full implementation of the JCPOA, which we are confident would significantly advance international security.”

He said, “the ball is in Iran’s court and the choice to move back towards full implementation of the JCPOA rests with Iran.”

Iranian Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi told the Council that his country’s nuclear commitments “are connected to the effective lifting of all sanctions and normalization of Iran's trade and economic relations.”

He said, “the sheer fact is that sanctions are still in place. And Iran is not enjoying the economic dividends as promised.”

The Iranian Ambassador also reiterated, “we categorically reject baseless accusations and unfounded allegations made against my country at this meeting.”

He said, “as a responsible State, Iran is committed to its international obligations and has never engaged in any activity that breaches its obligations including under the Resolution 2231, adding that Iran’s missile and space programs “fall outside the purview or competence of Resolution 2231 and its Annexes and are not subject for negotiations.”
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