Russia says JCPOA restoration within reach as Iran reminds US of onus to fix it

Russia’s permanent representative to the international organizations in Vienna says a consensus on the revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is “within reach” as the parties to the agreement prepare to meet in the framework of the Joint Commission.

“The Joint Commission of JCPOA will meet on Sunday, June 20. It will decide on the way ahead at the Vienna Talks. An agreement on restoration of the nuclear deal is within reach but is not finalized yet,” Mikhail Ulyanov tweeted on Saturday, using an acronym for the official name of the nuclear accord, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Also, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who has traveled to Turkey to take part in Antalya Diplomacy Forum in his tweet on Saturday night highlighted the responsibility of the United States, as the party that exited the nuclear deal and broke the agreement, to fix it.