Iran publishes 3-month JCPOA implementation report
Tehran, Iran, Oct. 31
By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:
The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published a periodical report on the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the past three months, ISNA news agency reported October 31.
The report is an obligatory account of the activities undertaken under the nuclear deal, which the Foreign Ministry has to present to the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission every three months.
It summarizes the JCPOA developments in four parts. In the first part on “latest developments in monitoring and supervision”, it points to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s letter to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, the formation of the first joint committee on JCPOA implementation at the ministerial level, as well as the international political vibe.
In the second part on “latest developments regarding sanctions removal”, it points to the opening of LCs and new brokerage relations, a new set of frequently asked questions and answers published by the US, developments in oil, gas, and petrochemicals, the draft of airplane sales to Iran, resumption of more international flights, permission to Iran to make airplane parts, increase in trade relations, improvements in rail transportation, developments regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Co., the opening of new opportunities for the National Iranian Tanker Co., cooperation with international car making companies, etc.
In the third part on “nuclear activities”, the report hints at cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, developments at the Arak facility, the sale of heavy water to other countries, enrichment operations, nuclear research and development, the status of stockpiles, the Fordow facility, transparency-oriented measures in the nuclear field, as well as scientific cooperation in nuclear science.
The last part of the report addresses challenges that Iran faces regarding the implementation of the JCPOA. It counts the remaining US sanctions, restrictions by the Financial Action Task Force, risk factor ranking, the opportunistic moves of some economic partners, Iranophobia, and the time-taking process of updating Iranian banks and credit institutes to the international level.