Russia to Host Meeting on JCPOA Achievements
The Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations will hold a meeting to discuss the achievements of the July 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and major powers.
The meeting will be held in New York later this month in cooperation with the Russian Center for Energy and Security Studies on the eve of the first anniversary of the implementation of the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Participants at the meeting will exchange views about achievements made through the implementation of JCPOA over the past year and the prospects of sustainable development created by the deal.
Russian deputy foreign minister and senior negotiator, Sergei Ryabkov, and Director of the Center for Energy and Security Studies Anton Khlopkov will address the meeting, Press TV quoted Iran's Ambassador in Moscow Mehdi Sanaei as saying on Friday.
Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China—plus Germany started implementing the deal on January 16, 2016.
Under the nuclear deal, Iran undertook to put limitations on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions.
As one of the signatories to the accord, Russia played a pivotal role in reaching the nuclear agreement and its implementation.
Meanwhile, a high-level commission monitoring JCPOA's implementation plans to meet in Vienna on January 10 to discuss the recent move by the United States to renew the Iran Sanctions Act.
The meeting was called on December 26 by the European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, who coordinates the follow-up to the nuclear agreement for its signatories.
It will come 10 days before the inauguration of US president-elect Donald Trump, who has promised to dismantle or rework the nuclear deal once in the White House.
Since the enforcement of the pact, the International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed Iran's commitment to its undertakings in several reports.
In his visit to Tehran on December 18, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano expressed satisfaction over Iran's compliance with its obligations.