May 11, 2021 07:24 UTC
  • Iran, EU3 hold talks on JCPOA in Vienna

Heads of delegations from Iran and the European troika held a 4-party meeting in Vienna for talks about the latest round of negotiations on the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

According to Tasnim news agency, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, who has traveled to the Austrian capital for a new meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission, held talks with his peers representing the UK, France and Germany on Monday night.

The new session of the JCPOA Joint Commission is attended by the heads of delegations from the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal, namely Iran, Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany.

In addition, three working groups that focus on nuclear issues, the removal of sanctions, and the JCPOA implementation arrangements have convened in Vienna.

The most recent round of JCPOA negotiations that have begun on April 6 examine the potential of revitalization of the nuclear deal and the US’ likely return to it.

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.

On Friday, the JCPOA parties agreed to proceed with and speed up the intensive negotiations by holding several meetings at various levels on a daily basis.

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