TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said the country would raise Washington’s moves in breach of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, in JCPOA joint commission meeting in Vienna Friday.
The eighth session of the JCPOA joint commission, a group tasked with monitoring commitments to the nuclear deal, is slated to be held on Friday in Vienna.
Speaking to reporters in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Thursday, Araqchi said the latest conditions of the process of implementing the JCPOA and Iran’s complaints about the US’s failure to meet its obligations under the deal would be discussed during the JCPOA joint commission meeting on Friday.
He further emphasized that over the past year and a half, Iran has remained committed to its undertakings as confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
However, the other side, particularly the US, has violated and reneged on the JCPOA in some cases, the Iranian diplomat said, adding that Iran has discussed the cases in the JCPOA joint commission and some of them have been resolved.
Araqchi went on to say that according to the nuclear deal, the Islamic Republic has the right to decide on how to respond to the US breaches of the JCPOA.
The seventh session of the JCPOA joint commission was held in Vienna in late April.
Vienna’s Palais Coburg hotel played host to the meeting at the level of deputy foreign ministers from Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
The meeting focused on various issues, including proper implementation of the deal as well as all parties’ compliance with it.
It was co-chaired by Araqchi and EU's Deputy Foreign Policy Chief Helga Maria Schmid.