Russia says dispute resolution mechanism lacks clear procedure

July 4, 2020 - 17:27

TEHRAN – Russia’s permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said on Saturday that Dispute Resolution Mechanism lacks clear and agreed procedure.

#Iran requested the Joint Commission of #JCPOA to address Tehran’s concerns regarding implementation of the deal by France, Germany and UK through Dispute Resolution Mechanism. This is the third time when JCPOA participants try to launch DRM which lacks clear and agreed procedure

— Mikhail Ulyanov (@Amb_Ulyanov) July 3, 2020

“#Iran requested the Joint Commission of #JCPOA to address Tehran’s concerns regarding implementation of the deal by France, Germany and UK through Dispute Resolution Mechanism. This is the third time when JCPOA participants try to launch DRM which lacks clear and agreed procedure,” he tweeted.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote a letter to EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell on Friday denouncing the noncompliance by Germany, the UK, and France regarding the 2015 nuclear deal, after the three European states drafted an anti-Iran resolution at the IAEA Board of Governors which was approved by June 19.

The EU foreign policy chief, responding to the letter, said on Friday, “I have received today a letter from the Foreign Minister of Iran referring Iran’s concerns regarding implementation issues by France, Germany and the United Kingdom under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to the Joint Commission for resolution through the Dispute Resolution Mechanism, as set out in paragraph 36 of the agreement.”

“As I have said previously, the Dispute Resolution Mechanism requires intensive efforts in good faith by all,” he said, adding, “As Coordinator of the Joint Commission, I expect all JCPOA participants to approach this process in this spirit within the framework of the JCPOA.”

He further said, “The Joint Commission, which is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the agreement under the terms of the JCPOA, has met since 2016 to discuss the implementation of the JCPOA and address pertinent issues brought to the attention of the Coordinator by any participant.”

The EU foreign policy chief concluded, “As we approach the fifth anniversary of the JCPOA, I should like to take this opportunity to recall the importance of the agreement. The JCPOA is a historic achievement for global nuclear non-proliferation contributing to regional and global security. I remain determined to continue working with the participants of the JCPOA and the international community to preserve it.”

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