Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson says the next session of the Joint Commission of the JCPOA will be held at the level of deputy foreign ministers in Austria’s capital of Vienna on July 28 as a prelude to a ministerial meeting.
In a statement on Monday, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi provided a description of the next meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission.
“Following the previous meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission on June 28, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s new policy of halting the implementation of certain commitments yielded obvious and practical results, and the European sides requested that such new conditions are discussed in a Joint Commission meeting at the level of deputies before the meeting of foreign ministers,” he said.
“On the other hand, and in the meantime, the Islamic Republic of Iran has also announced a series of new cases of non-implementation of the JCPOA commitments by the other parties in regard to the efficacy of the removal of sanctions, in a letter signed by Dr. Zarif to Ms. Mogherini and the other JCPOA members,” Mousavi added.
“As a result, the JCPOA parties believe that it would be appropriate for the deputies and the political directors to discuss these issues as well before the meeting of foreign ministers. Accordingly, it was agreed to convene an extraordinary meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna on July 28,” he noted.
“After all, this meeting will be no substitute for the next meeting of the foreign ministers, and is rather scheduled to provide an opportunity for putting forward the subjects and making better arrangements for the ministerial meeting,” the spokesman concluded.
The previous meeting of the Joint Commission of the JCPOA was held at the level of deputy-ministerial and political directors in Vienna on June 28.
The Joint Commission is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.