The Brazilian Government congratulates the announcement that the group of countries known as P5+1 (Germany, China, the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Russia) and Iran reached, today, January 16th, the Implementation Day of the agreement on Iran's nuclear program. Following the confirmation by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Iran has complied with the requirements of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Implementation Day marks the lifting of the sanctions related to the Iranian nuclear dossier. This is a significant step towards the normalization of relations between Iran and the international community.
Brazil has promptly supported, including through the 2010 Declaration of Tehran, the diplomatic efforts aimed at ensuring the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program, considering that a sustainable solution to the issue could only be achieved through dialogue.
Iran is an important trading and political partner of Brazil. The year of 2015 was marked by high-level meetings between the two countries. In September 2015, Minister Mauro Vieira traveled to Tehran and President Dilma Rousseff met with President Hassan Rouhani on the occasion of the 70th UN General Assembly. In October, the Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign trade, Armando Monteiro, led a trade mission to Iran, and the Iranian Minister of Economy, Ali Taiebnia, visited Brazil.
The Brazilian Government hopes that the sustained success of the implementation of the agreement contributes to the strengthening of regional and global peace and security.