U.N. chief: Make sure Iran nuclear deal benefits Iranian people


iran nuclearUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged world powers on Wednesday to ensure a historic nuclear deal with Iran delivers “tangible benefits to the Iranian people” after Tehran complained it was not fully benefiting from sanctions relief.

On the first anniversary of a U.N. Security Council resolution endorsing the deal between Iran and six world powers, Ban urged all the parties to uphold their commitments to implement the agreement to curb Tehran’s atomic work.

“It is of the utmost importance that the JCPOA (Iran deal) works for all its participants, including by delivering tangible benefits to the Iranian people,” Ban said in a statement.

Most U.N. sanctions on Iran were lifted in January when the U.N. nuclear watchdog confirmed that Tehran fulfilled commitments under its nuclear deal. But Iran is still subject to a U.N. arms embargo and other restrictions.

In Ban’s first bi-annual report to the U.N. Security Council on the implementation of those remaining sanctions and restrictions, he said Iran believes it has yet to benefit from the lifting of sanctions.

Ban cited Iran’s complaints over U.S. visa restrictions and the confiscation of Iranian Central Bank assets under a U.S. court order. The United States complained on Monday that Ban overstepped his mandate by referring to Iran’s complaints in the report.

Iran has also urged the United States to do more to clarify the sanctions relief and to encourage commercial deals.

European banks, some of which have been punished for breaking sanctions imposed on Iran, have shown reluctance to resume trade ties until they get concrete reassurance that they will not be hit again.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said banks have nothing to fear from resuming business with Iran as long as they make proper checks on trade partners.




15 responses to “U.N. chief: Make sure Iran nuclear deal benefits Iranian people”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    When ‘fully benefiting’ means buying more and more weapons and feeding only an army, the UN isn’t supposed to make such ‘notes’ .. is it?? But after all, folks would like to make business deals to sell toys to kids too … ;-))

    1. master09 Avatar

      Yes to the kids, the ones in the South of Lebanon mainly ones that have a beard and wear dress.

      1. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad

        Israeli bearded soldiers..hh..

        1. Rudy1947 Avatar

          Isn’t that special, a bearded soldier. Of course Israel is the only country on earth that has bearded soldiers. Isn’t that right my dear?

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar

            The ONLY ones with Dreadlocks, for sure. Jamaican Imports?
            Or they can’t afford barbers … you’re not paying enough .
            (I thought the Syrian ones in Lebanon looked slovenly enough …)

          2. Rudy1947 Avatar

            I’ve seen dreadlocks. Don’t see the comparison.

          3. Oh Yeah Avatar

            “Jamaican Imports?”
            I didn’t expect you to be so low, don’t you recognise Canadian soldiers?

            It seems that you don’t know anything about the Israeli attempt to get the orthodox Jews to participate in the Israeli army.

            Those religious fanatics managed earlier to be drafted – for religious reasons…..

          4. 5thDrawer Avatar

            There are still rules about ‘Style’ and what’s allowed. Seiks HAVE style.
            And once the guys on bottom are out of a battlefield, they better get trimmed fast like the others. (Luggage movers???? ) :-))))

          5. Oh Yeah Avatar

            Yes indeed Seiks HAVE style!

            In Israel they have hade the problem of citizens refusing the conscription with the help of religious excuses, in the Muslim world they can easily have volunteers to join a jihad against the western kultur or internal infidels (tafriki?).

            Personally I don’t give a dime for this institute (army), since it consists collection of macho men who feel “great” in uniform and preferably with a heavy machine gun – most of them are triger happy because they have the “licence” to kill….

          6. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            OK OK OKaayy

        2. Matrix Avatar

          They look so happy, they didn’t need have to have the Lebanese or American stile….

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar

            But the public doesn’t notice ‘stupid’ under the helmet in these cases. ;-)))

  2. Oh Yeah Avatar

    Tehran complained it was not fully benefiting from sanctions relief, that is undesirable as the
    European banks shown reluctance to resume trade ties until they get concrete reassurance that they will not be hit again.

    The reason have been served by the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) and the North Rhine-Westphalia Constitution Protection had recently named the machinations of the Iranians in their annual reports, 2015. The BfV confirmed that the mullahs’ regime, it had stepped up its activities to approach technology for missiles that could be fitted with nuclear warheads.

  3. Rudy1947 Avatar

    The Iranian people are far down the pecking order for any possible benefits. Nuclear science and weapons, long range missile research and of course the Hizzbilly butterball and his minions will require a refit.

  4. Rascal Avatar

    With the insane amount of corruption in Iran, it is highly doubtful.

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