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Joint Commission of JCPOA to resume today, 17 April

Tehran (ISNA) – The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iran nuclear deal, will resume its work in a physical format today, 17 April at 13.00 CET in Vienna.

The Joint Commission will be chaired on behalf of EU High Representative Josep Borrell by the Deputy Secretary General/Political Director of the European External Action Service, Enrique Mora. It will be attended by representatives of China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and Iran. Iran’s delegation is led by Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi.

Participants will take stock of the ongoing discussions on the prospect of a possible return of the United States to the JCPOA and how to ensure the full and effective implementation of the JCPOA by all sides.

In this meeting the participants are expected to make a decision about how to continue the negotiations.

The latest round of talks between Iran and other participants to the JCPOA to revive the deal started on Thursday in Vienna at expertise level.

Araghchi said on today’s session that the talks will be held in the form of working groups and bilateral and multilateral meetings and discussions.

He also said that there would be decisions on how fast to move forward and which issues must be settled.

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