Nuclear official outlines topics reviewed in Iran-G5+1 joint meeting in NY

New York, Sept 22, IRNA – A senior Iranian nuclear official said on Wednesday that the process of JCPOA implementation was discussed in the latest session of Iran-Group 5+1 joint commission which was held in New York.

Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said the joint commission held its preliminary meeting at the level of deputy foreign ministers on September 21.

The ministerial meeting would be held on Thursday (September 22), Araqchi who also heads a special board monitoring implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) added.

During the preliminary meeting, Araqchi led the Iranian team while Deputy foreign policy chief of the European Union Helga Schmidt headed the other side.

Araqchi added that modernization of Arak Heavy Water Reactor, selling of heavy water, performance of working group assigned to produce nuclear fuel in Iran as well as the latest situation of Iran-Russia cooperation in Fordo nuclear facility were among major topics discussed in the meeting.

He said that the focal points discussed in the preliminary meeting were failure of the US and European countries to completely fuilfill their commitments based on the nuclear deal as well as their procrastinations particularly in the banking sector and financial institutions in the post-JCPOA era.

The official noted that the US government delays in permitting the sell of Airbus and Boeing planes to Iran was also raised in the commission.

He stressed that American officials said they had issued parts of the permissions during the past two days and are to issue the rest of them ‘within the coming days.’

Araqchi underscored that the conclusion of the Wednesday meeting would be presented to the ministerial meeting on Thursday.