JCPOA Joint Commission to Assess Progress of Expert Talks

JCPOA Joint Commission to Assess Progress of Expert Talks

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is going to convene in Vienna on Saturday to evaluate the results of the meetings that three specialized working groups have held over the past several days.

Today’s session of the JCPOA Joint Commission will be attended by the heads of delegations from the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal, namely Iran, Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany.

It will review the progress in the activities of three working groups that focus on nuclear issues, the removal of sanctions, and the JCPOA implementation arrangements. 

The three working groups and diplomatic teams have held intensive negotiations in the Austrian capital over the past days to agree on a final text about the revival of the nuclear deal or a possible return of the US to the JCPOA.

The negotiating teams from the Group 4+1 will return to their respective capitals after the Saturday meeting.

On Thursday, head of the Iranian team Seyed Abbas Araqchi had a quadrilateral meeting with heads of the three European delegations.

Meetings were also held between Araqchi and Deputy Secretary-General for Political Affairs of the European External Action Service Enrique Mora.

A new round of talks began in Vienna on April 6 between Iran and the remaining members of the nuclear deal.

The US left the JCPOA in 2018 and restored the economic sanctions that the accord had lifted. Tehran retaliated with remedial nuclear measures that it is entitled to take under the JCPOA’s Paragraph 36.

The current negotiations examine the potential of revitalization of the nuclear deal and the US’ likely return to it.

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