CAIRO (AVRUPA TIMES) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has urged the international community to work towards establishing a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East as it welcomed Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers.
The organization in a statement Sunday hoped that "all parties respect this [Iran nuclear] agreement and its obligations under international law, and what was stated by the international conventions and treaties".
The statement called for member states to "contribute to the restoration of international peace and security".
The U.S. and EU lifted international sanctions on Iran Saturday following the announcement of the International Atomic Energy Agency that the country was complying with its nuclear-related obligations agreed last summer.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano announced Saturday that Iran completed necessary preparatory steps to start implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The world powers’ group P5+1, which includes China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States plus Germany, the European Union, and Iran reached a nuclear framework deal on July 14, 2015, that was called the JCPOA.