Vietnam supports disarmament, non-proliferation of nuclear weapons: Diplomat hinh anh 1A negotiation round on restoring the Iran nuclear deal in Vienna, Austria. (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

New York (VNA)Ambassador Pham Hai Anh, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Vietnam to the United Nations (UN), has affirmed Vietnam’s consistent support for the disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, as well as the right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes as stipulated in the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

Addressing a meeting of the UN Security Council on December 14 to discuss the implementation of the council’s Resolution 2231, which endorsed the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programmes, the Vietnamese diplomat reiterated Vietnam's support for the implementation of the JCPOA and Resolution 2231 and called on relevant parties to strictly and fully implement these agreements.

He applauded the resumption of negotiations between parties in Vienna, Austria, in recent times.

The ambassador underlined the need to exercise restraint and avoid actions that erode trust and increase tensions, and focus efforts on dialogue and negotiation in order to resolve differences.

Vietnam is willing to contribute to efforts in order to create a favourable environment for dialogue and cooperation at international forums, including the UNSC  the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s Board of Governors, of which Vietnam is a member, for peace, stability and development in the Middle East and in the world, he said.

Rapporteurs said the JCPOA and Resolution 2231 remain important achievements of multilateral diplomacy and efforts in non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, and the best way to promote a comprehensive, long-lasting and suitable solution to the nuclear issue of Iran, contributing to regional and international peace and security.

They called on parties concerned to continue their negotiation efforts, and fully implement the JCPOA in Vienna, Austria. 

Representatives from UNSC member states underlined the importance of Resolution 2231 and the JCPOA in resolving the nuclear issue of Iran and obligations of parties to fully implement this resolution and agreement, and called for restraint from actions that increase tensions and complication in the region.

They said it is necessary to promote dialogue to seek peaceful solutions to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the region./.