JCPOA implementation boosts Iran-EU ties

March 11, The Iran Project – Iran’s nuclear deal with the P5+1 group of countries, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) not only put an end to the nuclear disputes, but also boost Iran’s relation with the world countries, especially European Union.

Since the implementation of the nuclear deal in January 2016, Iran has mainly cooperated with the EU in two fields: advancing nuclear programs and collaborating in non-nuclear areas such as economic and trade ties.

Namely, in early March 2017, more than a year into the implementation of a landmark deal on the Iranian nuclear program, Tehran and the European Union held a high-level seminar with the aim of promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of atomic energy in Brussels.

In the post-JCPOA era, many political and economic delegations from across the world, particularly European Union, rush to develop their relations with Iran and invest in the country’s different sectors; Iranian delegations have also visited the world with the aim of expanding bilateral relations.

In April, 2016, in the visit EU foreign policy Chief Federica Mogherini made to Iran along with seven European commissioners, the European Union and Iran considered each other to be reliable partners in mutual trade and economy.

Moreover, in Iranian president Hassan Rouhani’s historic visit to Europe, at least 30 MoUs worth $ 51 billion were signed between Iran and the European countries of Italy and France.

A quick look at the statistics published before and after the nuclear deal reveals that how much JCPOA has helped stretching Iran-EU relations.

The JCPOA was concluded between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, comprising the US, UK, France, Russia, China plus Germany, in July 2015, and went into effect in January of the following year.