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Iran-sextet joint commission to convene again on December 7

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A joint commission between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), which had a meeting in Vienna on Tuesday, is going to convene again on December 7, a top Iranian diplomat said.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, who chairs a taskforce in Iran on pursuing the affairs about implementation of a July nuclear deal between Tehran and the six world powers, said the next meeting of Iran-G5+1 joint commission will be held in the Austrian capital again.

He made the comments after a Tuesday meeting with Deputy Secretary General of the European Union External Action Service Helga Schmid in Vienna.

The senior Iranian diplomat had held separate meetings with US coordinator for the implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Stephen Mull, and with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano, earlier in the day.

As regards the meeting with Amano, Araqchi said it was aimed at reviewing the expert talks for reaching a conclusion on an upcoming report that the agency is going to release about the so-called PMD (possible military dimensions) in Iran’s nuclear case.

“I and Mr. Amano reviewed the expert discussions that were held in this regard. There exist some disagreements and different views,” he noted, expressing the hope that the IAEA’s final report would be based upon facts.

Following his meeting with the American coordinator, Araqchi had announced that the next few weeks will be “sensitive”.

“Implementation of the JCPOA entails points in both sides that need to be strictly adjusted and coordinated.”

Araqchi also explained that the exchange of nuclear fuel with Russia will begin after the IAEA releases its final report and Iran’s PMD case is closed once and for all.

Following the IAEA Board of Governors’ report on December 15, Iran and Russia will start exchanging uranium and yellowcake, he noted.

Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) reached a conclusion on a lasting nuclear agreement, JCPOA, on July 14.

The IAEA has been given the role of verifying Iran’s commitments under the lasting nuclear deal.

The JCPOA was officially adopted on October 18, and is going to take effect within the next few weeks, after the IAEA releases its final report.

By Tasnim News Agency