Iran has triggered JCPOA DRM ‘Six’ times, FM Zarif says

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the country has triggered the Dispute Resolution Mechanism (DRM) of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers on “at least six occasions”.

“Don’t believe the hype: Iran triggered JCPOA DRM (Dispute Resolution Mechanism) on at least 6 occasions (in ref to US AND E3 violations),” Zarif tweeted on Saturday.

“16 Dec 2016 (US), 10 May 2018 (US), 17 June 2018 (US), 6 Nov 2018 (US & E3), 8 May 2019 (US & E3), 2 July 2020 (E3),” he wrote, referring to the dates of his letters through which he says Iran has triggered the dispute mechanism.

“I will be publishing all my letters shortly, the top diplomat added.

It came after the EU foreign policy chief said on Friday he had received a letter from Iran that demands triggering the dispute resolution mechanism of the 2015 nuclear deal over the failure of the three European signatories to the agreement to honor their commitments.

In a statement released on Friday, Josep Borrell said the letter written by Zarif underlined Iran’s concerns regarding implementation issues on the part of France, Germany and Britain to the Joint Commission of the deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for resolution through the dispute process set out in the agreement’s paragraph 36.

“The Dispute Resolution Mechanism requires intensive efforts in good faith by all. As Coordinator of the Joint Commission, I expect all JCPOA participants to approach this process in this spirit within the framework of the JCPOA,” he said.