First Joint Commission meeting under JCPOA

JCPOA Joint Commission to meet on Wednesday

IRNA – The 10th meeting of the Joint Commission of the nuclear deal signed between Iran and the major world powers will be held in Vienna on Wednesday (December 13).

Iran and the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany signed a nuclear agreement in 2015 known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA. Under the agreement Iran accepted to limit its nuclear program in exchange for economic sanctions releif.

The eighth and ninth meetings of the Joint Comission of JCPOA were held, respectively on July 21 and September 20, this year.

The ninth meeting was held at the ministerial level in New York.

The 10th meeting is to be held at a time that a deadline set by US President Donald Trump on the nuclear deal expires.

On October 13, Trump announced that his administration would not certify Iran’s commitment to the deal. The decision was made despite several reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) approving that Iran has been acting fully in accordance to the JCPOA.

Under the decision, the US Congress should vote on the deal and the related regulations known as Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA).

The deadline will expire tomorrow at the same time that the Joint Commission is being held.

The European Union (EU) said on Monday that the Joint Commission sees the upcoming meeting as an opportunity for reviewing JCPOA implementation in terms of nuclear issues and sanctions.