An Iranian delegation has arrived in the Austrian capital in order to participate in the fourth joint commission meeting on implementation of the JCPOA.
News ID: 65032
Publish Date: 19July 2016 - 10:42
Headed by Deputy Foreign Minister and Iran's senior
nuclear negotiator Seyyed Abbas Araghchi, the Iranian group arrived in
Vienna today morning at 09:05 a.m. Tehran local time and is scheduled to
discuss implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
(JCPOA) with representatives of the European Union as well as the 5+1
group of countries (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
The session will be held at 02:00 p.m. Tehran local time in Palais Coburg situated in the Austrian city of Vienna.
the basis of the agreement reached during the first meeting of the
joint commission held on October 18, 2015, representatives of Iran and
the 5+1 hold a session in Vienna every three months.
earlier on Sunday at a press conference held Sunday on the anniversary
of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Deputy FM Araghchi had
said "the upcoming commission aims to remove all possible barriers to
proper implementation of the deal by investigating technical
"Iran’s main concern in all joint commission
meetings would pertain to fulfillment of obligations by the other
party,” highlighted the official adding "several instances of lack of
progress are observed in sanctions removal since the opposite side
failed to provide proper grounds.”
This of course does not mean
that we have no breakthrough in nuclear negotiations, senior member of
Iran’s nuclear negotiating team said. "Iran has seen developments in
banking and financial fields after sanctions removal; we face some
problems in communications with major banks, which is due to non-JCPOA
reasons which have not provided the conditions for it to happen.”
Americans have failed to keep their promises,” he added, "we believe
that the responsibilities of the other party have not been realized yet
and in some cases they have created challenges for us.”
Araghchi underlined that any of the parties involved in nuclear talks willing to violate JCPOA, must pay its political costs.
to Araghchi’s statements, it seems that the fourth meeting of the JCPOA
Joint Commission in Vienna will be of great significance in addressing
the complaints of Iran with regard to sanctions removal.
last week, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA) Vladimir Voronkov had announced the holding of the
fourth session saying "there are two issues that need to be addressed
during the upcoming meeting on Tuesday.”
"These are the
difficulties with enriched uranium accumulated during the enrichment in
the pipes and other devices since what has been discovered exceeds the
allowed limit of 300 kilograms while the second issue is heavy water,”
All nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran were
terminated after Tehran and the 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain,
France and Germany) reached the nuclear agreement on July 14, 2015 and
started implementing it on January 16.