UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN chief voices concern over U.S. withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

ANI | Updated: May 09, 2018 02:35 IST

New York,[UN] May 9 (ANI): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres raised deep concern over United States President Donald Trump's decision to pull America out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, on Tuesday.
"I am deeply concerned by today's announcement that the United States will be withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and will begin reinstating U.S. sanctions (against Iran)," Guterres was quoted as saying by Xinhua.
On Tuesday, President Trump announced that U.S. withdraws from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or Iran nuclear deal.
President Trump further called the Iran nuclear deal as "defective" adding that Washington would reinstate sanctions against the Islamic republic.
He terminated the U.S. participation in the JCPOA citing that the deal failed to protect America's national security interest.
The U.S. President also underscored that the deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.
The Iran nuclear deal was signed between six countries in 2015 - Iran, US, Britain, Germany, Russia, France and China for lifting economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange for limitations to the country's nuclear programme. (ANI)