EU: JCPOA parties agree to create third expert group to look into possible respective measures

April 20, 2021 - 21:37

TEHRAN – As the coordinator of the nuclear deal talks in Vienna, the European Union issued a statement on Tuesday in which it said the JCPOA Joint Commission will convene next week.

Enrique Mora, deputy secretary general of the European External Action Service (EEAS), also said “the Joint Commission decided to create a third expert group to start looking into the possible sequencing of respective measures.”

Following is the text of the statement:

The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) resumed its work in Vienna in a physical format this Tuesday. The Joint Commission is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the JCPOA.

The Joint Commission was chaired, on behalf of EU High Representative Josep Borrell, by the EEAS Political Director Enrique Mora and was attended by representatives of China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and Iran.

Participants took stock of progress made in the ongoing discussions in Vienna regarding specific measures needed in terms of sanctions lifting and nuclear implementation for the possible return of the U.S. to the JCPOA and its full and effective implementation.

The Joint Commission decided to create a third expert group to start looking into the possible sequencing of respective measures.

Participants reiterated their resolve to further pursue their joint diplomatic effort including in the Joint Commission and through continued separate contacts of the Coordinator with all JCPOA participants and the United States.

The Joint Commission will reconvene in the course of next week.

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