JCPOA commission underlines full implementation of nuclear deal

IRNA – All participants of the nuclear deal joint commission noted their continued adherence to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action commitments and stressed the need to ensure its full and effective implementation, European External Action Service Secretary General Helga Schmid said in a statement.

According to the official website of European External Action Service, a meeting of the joint commission of the JCPOA was held on 25 April 2017 in Vienna. This was the 5th meeting of the joint commission since JCPOA Implementation Day. Under the terms of the JCPOA, the joint commission is responsible for overseeing implementation of the nuclear deal.

The joint commission was chaired, on behalf of EU High Representative Mogherini, by EEAS Secretary-General Helga Schmid and was attended by the E3+3 (China, France, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, United States) and Iran at the level of political directors or deputy foreign ministers.

The meeting provided the opportunity to address the implementation of the JCPOA with regard to nuclear and sanctions related commitments.

The joint commission particularly welcomed the important progress made on the Arak modernization project, where Chinese and Iranian companies signed the first consultancy services contract on Sunday, 23 April, in Vienna.

Participants discussed importance of implementation of Annex III of the JCPOA on civil nuclear cooperation, and welcomed in this context the recent EU-Iran high-level seminar on international nuclear cooperation.