Russian envoy says Interference in JCPOA revival talks inadmissible

The Russian ambassador to international organizations in Vienna says all the parties involved in the negotiations for the revival of Iran’s landmark nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), understand that any external interference in the talks is “inadmissible.”

Mikhail Ulyanov made the remarks in a Sunday tweet in Russian, in which he first announced that the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold a major session tomorrow, with Iran’s nuclear program high on the agenda.

He added that during its Monday session, the 35-member Board of Governors plans to discuss extensive issues, including the latest two reports of Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi that “are not very favorable for Iran.”

“But no big spikes are expected. Everyone understands the inadmissibility of interference with the Vienna talks on the #JCPOA,” the top diplomat, who heads the Russian delegation to the Vienna talks, tweeted.

In its quarterly report that the IAEA released on May 31, it outlined how Iran had reduced its nuclear commitments in several key areas, including the extent of its enriched uranium stockpile. According to the report, the Islamic Republic has increased its stockpile of the material to about 16 times the limit that has been specified in the JCPOA.