Iran, EU diplomats discuss JCPOA committee meeting
Tehran, Iran, April 22
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and EU Foreign Policy Coordinator Helga Schmid met in Vienna to discuss an upcoming meeting of the JCPOA committee meeting.
The two diplomats discussed the agenda for the upcoming meeting between representatives from Iran and the six powers called the group 5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, andGermany), IRNA news agency reported April 22.
This will be the first meeting between the signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) since it was put in action on January 16.
The sides will meet to discuss how well the nuclear deal is being implemented. While Iran is carrying its part of the deal to reprogram its nuclear activities, the country has been criticizing the US for acting in a way to prevent Tehran from seeing the benefits of the deal in action.
While nuclear-related international sanctions were lifted by the deal, a set of sanctions by the US still remain in place, banning the trade of US-made goods and services to end up in the hands of people of Iran.