Trump’s withdrawal from Iran deal upsets Pakistan

Islamabad Politics Report/Moazzam Raza Tabassam: Pakistan reiterated its support for the Iran deal pn Thursday stating the US’s withdrawal from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) would undermine confidence in the value of dialogue and diplomacy in the conduct of international relations.

In opening remarks of weekly berifing Thursday FO Spokesperson stated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) represents a very good example of a negotiated settlement of complex issues, through dialogue and diplomacy.

Pakistan believes that International Treaties and Agreements concluded through painstaking negotiations are sacrosanct, FO Spokesperson said.

Pakistan had welcomed the JCPOA when it was concluded and hope that all parties will find a way for its continuation, especially when the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repeatedly verified Iran’s compliance, FO spokesperson said.

Pakistan have noted the willingness of the parties to the Agreement to work together on upholding their respective commitments as stipulated in the JCPOA, despite US decision to withdraw from it, he added.

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