Statement delivered by the Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations, Ambassador Sebastiano Cardi, at the Security Council Meeting on "Non-proliferation"
Since its conclusion, Italy has considered the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) a proof of how diplomacy can effectively lead to a solution to nuclear non-proliferation issues. Full implementation of the JCPoA will strongly enhance the overall non-proliferation architecture.
In particular, the JCPoA has been set up with a robust and comprehensive structure, supported by a solid verification mechanism, which is crucial to upholding mutual trust and the Plan’s credibility.
For this reason, Italy will continue to strongly support the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in its verification and monitoring duties. In this respect, Italy commends the Agency for the work done to date and the productive dialogue it has held with all stakeholders. Italy also commends the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, for her leadership in coordinating the Joint Commission established by the JCPoA.
Two days after the first anniversary of Implementation Day, it is clear that the JCPoA is working for all. The implementation of the JCPoA and of UN Security Council resolution 2231 (2015) has advanced very significantly so far. We are confident that all the parties will keep respecting their commitments and the spirit of the agreement in good faith.
Good faith implementation of the JCPoA and resolution 2231 (2015) will strongly contribute to regional and international peace and security.
We encourage all stakeholders to continue to promptly resolve any possible issue through dialogue, by exploiting all the relevant mechanisms set-up by the Plan of Action. The Security Council also plays a key role within its competencies and responsibilities, and Italy will do its part to facilitate the smooth implementation of resolution 2231 (2015).
We believe that the international community should continue to take every action to ensure that the JCPoA yields benefits for all and remains a success story in the global effort against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
I thank you."