Negotiator: Iran, P5+1 discuss preliminary steps to implement JCPOA

The two sides underlined the necessity for removing any possible obstacles standing in the way, he said.

The Iranian deputy foreign minister said that foreign ministers of Iran and P5+1 in their meeting in New York have reviewed preliminary steps to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Abbas Araghchi, who is also a senior Iranian nuclear negotiator, said on Tuesday that the brief review covered both sanctions and nuclear issues.

The two sides underlined the necessity for removing any possible obstacles standing in the way, he said.

“’The seven foreign ministers and Ms. Mogherini in that session expressed satisfaction with the proper developments regarding JCPOA on both sides of the deal during the past two months and expressed the hope that after completion of the Iranian parliament’s review of the text, the process of implementation would be accelerated,” Araghchi noted.

Araghchi also said that the process of implementing the Iran-IAEA Road-map and IAEA Chief Yukiya Amano’s positive evaluation of that process, too, was discussed in the New York session, and the need to continue that process until the resolution of all ambiguities about past and present issues was emphasized.

The Monday meeting was the first official gathering of the ministers after finalization of the landmark nuclear deal in Vienna back in July.

The session was part of efforts to pursue the implementation of the July 14 nuclear agreement, reached after some two years of diplomatic talks.

The European Union Foreign Policy Chief, Mogherini, had already expressed satisfaction with international support for JCPOA.

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