Agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme officially comes into force
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran's nuclear programme, an agreement concluded by the six powers (five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany) and Iran with participation of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, in Vienna on July 14 is coming into force on Sunday, TASS reported.
Under the Vienna agreements, the so-called "adoption day" is established 90 days after the UN Security Council's approval of Resolution 2231. So, the measures provided by the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan and a relevant Un Security Council resolution, are taking effect on October 18.
"All the parties who signed the agreement will start practical preparation and will take the first steps towards implementing the undertaken commitments. It concerns both Iran's interaction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its movement towards the lifting of the unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
A joint commission of the "P5+1" group and Iran will hold its first meeting in Vienna on October 19. Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, this mechanism is going to be permanent.
Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said that representatives of Iran and the European Union would ratify the Joint Action Plan the same day.
"The European Union will officially announce the removal of economic sanctions imposed against Iran on Monday after the EU and Iran ratify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in Vienna," Salehi said adding the United States would lift part of the sanctions and suspend some of them the same day.