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Russia’s envoy to UN: Iran nuclear deal experience should be used for solving other crises

July 20, 2015, 17:43 UTC+3 UNITED NATIONS
"It would be great if this invaluable experience of joint actions free from ideological political concerns was used for solving other crises where joint work is vital for success," Vitaly Churkin says
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UNITED NATIONS, July 20. /TASS/. Experience in negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program should be used for solving other crises, Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said on Monday.

"We hope that agreement with Iran will help other countries in the Middle East and Persian Gulf to refrain from destabilizing steps, including in the nuclear sphere, and will prevent a new arms race in the region. More favorable conditions are emerging for establishing a Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone in the Middle East, for Middle Eastern countries to jointly look for solutions to problems of regional security, for uniting their efforts in fighting with terrorism threat," Churkin said.

The work of all negotiators deserves "highest praise," Churkin continued. He separately noted the work of Austiran and Swiss governments that "provided convenient conditions for reaching success at negotiations" and Kazakhstan’s contribution in organizing several meetings.

"It would be great if this invaluable experience of joint actions free from ideological political concerns was used for solving other crises where joint work is vital for success. Russia is ready for that," the diplomat noted.

Earlier on Monday, the UN Security Council has unanimously the resolution in support of the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. According to the document, all international sanctions will be lifted from Iran in 10 years if Tehran fulfills all conditions agreed with P5+1 group of international mediators (five permanent members of UN Security Council and Germany) in Vienna.

The resolution also envisages easing sanctions against Iran after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) submits a report confirming Tehran’s compliance with the terms of the deal. The UN Security Council also reinforced the mechanism of returning all restrictions in case Iran violates the terms of the agreement.

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