Iran FM discusses nuclear deal with Chinese counterpart
Vienna, Iranian foreign minister and his Chinese counterpart on Friday discussed the future of nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers in 2015.
Mohammad Javad Zarif and Wang Yi conferred the latest developments regarding the Iranian nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) following the US withdrawal from the deal.
Prior to this meeting, Zarif met with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini on Friday morning in Vienna's Palais Coburg Hotel, hours before the start of another meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission which is going to be held, there, with the presence of foreign ministers of 5 countries (UK, France, Russia, China plus Germany).
Zarif left for Vienna late Thursday to take part in the meeting of foreign ministers of JCPOA members.
The meeting is to be held on Friday under presidency of Mogherini.
This is the second meeting after US unilateral exit from JCPOA which is slated to discuss EU's economic proposal with the aim of ensuring Iran's economic and commercial interests in the absence of US from the international pact.
Expert meeting of Iran and 4+1 Group was held late Thursday.
US President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that Washington was walking away from the nuclear agreement.
Trump also said he would reinstate US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose the highest level of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.
Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA