Resolution on the Iran nuclear deal (JCPoA)

Monday, August 8, 2022

Resolution on the Iran nuclear deal (JCPoA)

Tabled by Bündnis C – Christen für Deutschland, Germany at the General Assembly of the ECPM on 17 June 2022 in Madrid, Spain

Recalling that the 2015 nuclear agreement (JCPoA) reached with Iran by the US, China, Russia, France, the UK and Germany has not prevented Iran from continuing its nuclear programme of uranium enrichment, nuclear testing and in cooperation with North Korea,

Realising that the nuclear agreement only regulated international oversight of Iran's civilian nuclear programme, while the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' nuclear military programme has continued unimpeded since 1984,

Mindful of Iran's multiple violations of the agreement's caps on uranium enrichment and production,

Stressing that this is why the US pulled out of the agreement in 2018 and reinstated sanctions against Iran, so as not to help fund the continued construction of a nuclear bomb,

Noting that since then Iran has denied the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access to its nuclear facilities, has steadily expanded its nuclear programme as well as the production and deployment of new missiles that threaten Israel,

Considering the Israeli government's warning to its allies against a new nuclear deal with Iran and continuing to be deceived by Tehran,

Taking note that the Iranian parliament legally approved the production and storage of at least 120 kilograms of 20 per cent enriched uranium per year at the end of 2020, and that the government has notified the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of this,

Realising that Iran could thus have enough fissile material to build a nuclear bomb within weeks, and under President Ebrahim Raisi, the Islamic Republic is pressing ahead with its nuclear programme,

Warning that a new agreement on the nuclear deal would strengthen the regime economically and thus militarily, and also give it international recognition,

In view of repeated interruptions of the current negotiations by Iran's representatives and demands such as the removal of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards from the US list of terrorist organisations,

Also considering Russia's demands for guarantees that Western sanctions related to its invasion of Ukraine will not impede economic and military relations between Iran and Russia,

Deploring that the Iranian people suffer from international sanctions, but even more from the massive human rights violations of their rulers,

Appealing that there is no reason to trust the Iranian regime more than the Israeli government,

Warning that the lifting of US sanctions will enable Iran to build a nuclear bomb within a few years and attack Israel with it,

Calls on the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and the European Commission,

  • To stop negotiations with Iran on a new nuclear agreement, as the Islamist regime in Tehran has clearly shown not to comply with the agreements made so far.

  • To bring European sanctions against Iran in line with the US sanctions, so as not to support Tehran's intentions of annihilation against Israel.

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