Government hails resolution of Iran nuclear issue

453631-214406The Sri Lankan Government has welcomed the resolution of the Iran nuclear issue, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The Foreign Ministry said that Sri Lanka welcomes the successful conclusion of negotiations between Iran and the US, UK, France, Germany, China, Russia and the European Union in Vienna on 14 July 2015.

“Sri Lanka has always supported efforts by the international community to resolve the Iran nuclear issue amicably, respecting Iran’s right to peaceful uses of nuclear energy and ensuring the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear programme,” the statement added.

Sri Lanka said it welcomes the success of the countries concerned in resolving the issue peacefully, manifesting the efficacy of the multilateral approach for the promotion of international peace and security.

Under the agreement, all the nuke-related sanctions by the United Nations and Western countries against Iran will be stopped and removed.

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted the resolution as the first important step toward implementing the historic agreement reached in Vienna last week between Iran and the P5+1 group, Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany.

In the resolution, the 15-member body called for its full implementation on the timetable established in the agreement.

The agreement is expected to put Iran on the path of sanctions relief, with more strict limits on its nuclear program.

Iran will increase its crude output to a significant level after the western sanctions against Iran’s oil industry are removed according to the recent nuclear agreement. (Colombo Gazette)