(Brussels) The European Union will convene a meeting of the Joint Commission on the Iranian Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty on Friday to “discuss the possibility of a return to the United States” by Washington.
“The Joint Committee will be chaired by EU High Representative (Head of Diplomacy) Joseph Porrell and will include representatives from China, France, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and Iran.” Refers to a press release from the head of diplomacy.
“Participants will discuss the possibility of the United States returning to the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Action Plan concluded in Vienna in 2015) and how all parties can ensure the full and effective implementation of the agreement,” it said.
Joseph Borel coordinates the work of the JCPOA Joint Commission and undertook intensive diplomatic work prior to arranging this meeting. He hopes to bring all the players around the negotiating table together quickly.
“A positive step”
The United States welcomed the European announcement on Thursday. “This is a positive move,” US State Department spokesman Netflix told reporters.
U.S. President Joe Biden has promised to rejoin the deal, but on the condition that Tehran first resist its obligations to respond to US sanctions under Donald Trump (2017-2021).
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recalled on March 21 that Iran was ready to return to full compliance with the text if Washington lifted its sanctions “in practice” first.
Iranian officials have rejected plans for a direct meeting with Americans within the framework of the joint commission. So Washington will not attend Friday’s meeting.
As part of the 2015 agreement, Netflix reiterated that “if Iran does so, we are ready to fully respect our commitment.”
He said the US government had shared its tracks with its partners to protect the agreement “including a series of initial interactions”. “We are studying options to achieve this, especially through indirect discussions with Iranians” through our European partners, “he added.
Tehran ceased to value its nuclear commitment after Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the Vienna Agreement in 2018 and re-established US sanctions that were suffocating the Iranian economy.
The agreement signed by Iran with the major powers (United States, China, Russia, Germany, France, the United Kingdom) and the European Union in Vienna in 2015 aims to prevent the Islamic Republic from buying the atomic bomb. The nuclear program should be exclusively public and peaceful.
The international community lifted all sanctions against Iran.
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