New York

02 April 2015

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the political framework agreed by the E3+3 and the Islamic Republic of Iran

The Secretary-General congratulates the E3+3 and the Islamic Republic of Iran on achieving a political framework that paves the way for an historic comprehensive joint plan of action to be achieved by 30 June. That comprehensive agreement will provide for substantial limits on Iran’s nuclear programme and for the removal of all sanctions. It will respect Iran’s needs and rights while providing assurances to the international community that its nuclear activities will remain exclusively peaceful.

The Secretary-General is convinced that a comprehensive, negotiated solution to the Iranian nuclear issue will contribute to peace and stability in the region and enable all countries to cooperate urgently to deal with the many serious security challenges they face.