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Talks on JCPOA Enforcement Proceeding Well

Talks on JCPOA Enforcement Proceeding WellTalks on JCPOA Enforcement Proceeding Well

A senior nuclear negotiator said the ongoing expert talks over the timely implementation of the July nuclear deal with major powers, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, are progressing well.

"After the Adoption Day [Oct. 18], the talks aimed at making preparations for the implementation of the nuclear agreement have been continuing at all levels," Hamid Baeidinejad, the Foreign Ministry's director general for political and international affairs, said on his Instagram account, Tasnim News Agency reported.

"Fortunately, it can be said that up to now, coordination is underway between Iran and P5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain and France, plus Germany) and the International Atomic Energy Agency," he said.

Baeidinejad, who also heads the negotiating team in expert-level talks, hoped that "the practical implementation of the nuclear deal" would start by the end of the year.

On Saturday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met US Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of the Syria talks in Vienna to hear Washington's measures under the JCPOA and ensure that Iran's demands are being met.

Speaking to reporters before leaving Vienna for Tehran, the top diplomat said the three-hour meeting with his US counterpart was aimed at hearing Washington's explanations of what it has done in the interval between the adoption of JCPOA and the Implementation Day.

The meeting was also aimed at ensuring that the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei's views on the nuclear deal are being observed, Zarif stressed at the time.

Tehran and P5+1 concluded a deal on Tehran's nuclear program on July 14, which was officially adopted on October 18.

The agreement will terminate nuclear-related sanctions against Iran in exchange for time-bound restrictions on its nuclear activities.

Financialtribune.com