Iran, 5+1 discuss JCPOA implementation
Tehran, Iran, Oct. 30
By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:
Iran, the US, and a 5+1 representative held expert talks on how to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
The sides met while they were in Vienna for talks on Syria, Fars news agency reported Oct. 30.
They met on Oct. 29 evening and also the following day in the morning.
There are a number of technical issues the sides need to discuss, including a unit for measuring the SWUs of uranium enrichment and, for the Western side, to make sure about the operation of the IR1 centrifuges.
They are also engaged in talks over the Arak heavy water reactor and how to reshape it.
Iran is taking actions to build trust with the group 5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) regarding its nuclear program. The International Atomic Energy Agency will provide a report to 5+1 of how peaceful Iran's program is. The six powers will then remove economic sanctions on Iran.
Upon arrival in Vienna, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said his meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry would focus on the nuclear issue.
He said he would also meet EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.
Iran and the six powers on July 14 made a deal to implement the JCPOA to end a long dispute over the country's nuclear activities and end the economic sanctions.
Edited by CN