Iran to launch joint group to monitor nuclear accord
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.22
By Dalga Khatinoglu - Trend:
Iran's top nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi says the Foreign Ministry has sent separate letters to eight domestic organizations and ministries in connection with the Geneva deal.
Araqchi who serves as the deputy of foreign minister for legal and international affairs told IRNA on Jan.22 that the mentioned letters ask them to establish a unit in permanent and direct connection with the Foreign Ministry and appoint one of their top managers as the individual responsible for each unit.
The units will compose a commission to monitor the implementation of nuclear accord, according to Araqchi. He went on to say that the Director General for International Political Affairs Hamid Baeedinejad will be secretary of the joint units.
The nuclear accord achieved on Nov. 24, 2013 between Iran and P5+1 was implemented on Jan.20.
Iranian's top diplomat also said the joint commission will start working a month after the nuclear deal implementation (Feb.20).
The first step of the nuclear deal was implemented on Jan.20. This included the halting of uranium enrichment at the 20 percent level, as well as converting the high enriched uranium stockpile to low enriched uranium level. The U.S. and EU eased sanctions over Iran partially as well. However, the next steps will be discussed in future.
Araqchi said major talks on the ways of continuance of the nuclear deal's next steps will be discussed during Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and The European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton's upcoming meeting scheduled for February.
"The place and date of meeting has not been scheduled concretely yet" he said.
Edited by C.N.