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Zarif underlines Vienna meeting achievements

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message emphasized achievements made in today JCPOA joint commission ministerial meeting held in Vienna.

“Highlights of #JCPOA meeting today: 1. All committed to ensure Iran’s benefits: US isolated; 2. Moving in right direction on concrete steps for timely implementation of commitments; 3. Iran reasserted its rights to respond to US violations if remedial measures prove insufficient,” Zarif wrote in his Twitter account.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) joint commission meeting was held in Vienna’s Cobourg Hotel on Friday to discuss the future of this multilateral agreement.

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini chaired this round of JCPOA joint commission meeting which discussed the ‘EU’ package of proposals’ to Iran following the US unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif who headed the Iranian delegation met with Mogherini and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday morning and other members of the EU/E3+2 (France, Germany, UK plus Russia and China) had also bilateral meetings.

US President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that Washington was walking away from the nuclear agreement.

Trump also said he would reinstate US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose “the highest level” of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.

Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.

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