Experts Meet on JCPOA Implementation

Experts Meet on JCPOA Implementation Experts Meet on JCPOA Implementation

Iran and six world powers held expert-level talks in Geneva on Thursday and Friday to work out how to put into practice a landmark deal on Tehran's nuclear program.

During the two-day meeting, the two sides' experts finalized measures prior to the implementation of the deal, officially named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The Iranian delegation was chaired by the Foreign Ministry's Director General for International and Political Affairs Hamid Baeidinejad, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Negotiations were held as US officials are talking about new sanctions on Iran. Talk of new US sanctions against Iran emerged after the Islamic Republic successfully test-fired a precision-guided long-range missile in October 2015.

US politicians have said the test violated a United Nations resolution against Iran and called on the US administration to introduce new sanctions against Tehran. Fearing Iran's reaction, the White House delayed imposing the sanctions for an unspecified time.

The sanctions would be the first ever since Iran and P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) reached the nuclear deal on July 14, 2015.

The agreement would see the removal of nuclear-related sanctions against Iran in return for curbs by Iran on its peaceful nuclear program.