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Spokesman’s Comments on Next Meeting of JCPOA Joint Commission

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has provided details about the next meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission.

Following the previous meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission on June 28, the Islamic Republic of Iran's new policy of halting the implementation of some of its JCPOA commitments yielded obvious and practical results, and the European sides requested that the new situation be discussed in a Joint Commission meeting at the level of deputies before the meeting of foreign ministers.

On the other hand, and in the meantime, the Islamic Republic of Iran has also announced a series of new cases of nonimplementation of the JCPOA commitments by the other parties in regard to the efficacy of the removal of sanctions, in a letter signed by Dr. Zarif to Ms. Mogherini and the other JCPOA members.

As a result, the JCPOA parties believe that it would be appropriate for the deputies and the political directors to discuss these issues as well before the meeting of foreign ministers. Accordingly, it was agreed to convene an extraordinary meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna on July 28.

After all, this meeting will be no substitute for the next meeting of the foreign ministers, and is rather scheduled to provide an opportunity for putting forward the subjects and making better arrangements for the ministerial meeting.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of IRAN

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