The U.S. and other G-7 countries jointly stated their commitment “to ensuring that Iran will never develop a nuclear weapon”, and hailed “the substantive discussions between JCPOA participants, and separately with the U.S, to accomplish a mutual return to compliance”. “The JCPOA remains the best way to ensure the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program”, they added, while noting: “It is vital that Iran preserves the space for these discussions by avoiding any further escalation”. The seven countries further asserted that “a restored and fully implemented JCPOA could also pave the way to further address regional and security concerns, including in support of the non-proliferation regime”, adding: “We condemn Iran’s support to proxy forces and non-state armed actors, including through financing, training and the proliferation of missile technology and weapons. We call on Iran to stop all ballistic missile activities inconsistent with UNSCR 2231, refrain from destabilising actions and play a constructive role in fostering regional stability and peace”.
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