TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The joint commission of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), will hold a session in Vienna on June 28 at the level of deputy foreign ministers and political directors, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Wednesday that the upcoming meeting will be attended by the representatives of Iran, Germany, the UK, France, Russia and China.
According to the JCPOA, he said, the regular meetings of the joint commission should be held on a seasonal basis at the level of deputy foreign ministers and director generals.
“The previous meeting of the commission was held in March,” the spokesman said.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, US, Britain, France, and Germany) on July 14, 2015, reached a conclusion over the text of the 2015 nuclear deal. The accord took effect in January 2016 and was supposed to terminate all nuclear-related sanctions against Iran all at once, but its implementation was hampered by the US policies and its eventual withdrawal from the deal.
On May 8, 2018, Trump pulled the US out of the nuclear accord. Afterwards, Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the accord.
However, the EU’s failure to ensure Iran’s economic interests forced Tehran to stop honoring certain commitments under JCPOA in May 2019.
For the first step, Iran has ceased to observe the limits on uranium enrichment and begun to produce an unlimited amount of heavy water at the Arak nuclear facility during the 60-day deadline.