JCPOA Joint Commission Without US

JCPOA Joint Commission   Without USJCPOA Joint Commission   Without US

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday an upcoming session of the Joint Commission of the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal will exclude the US, which has walked away from it.

Speaking to reporters on his return home after meetings in Brussels, Zarif said the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal will hold a JCPOA joint commission meeting on Friday, albeit without the US, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Under Article 36 of the deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, if a party believes that another signatory is not meeting its commitments, it can refer the issue to the Joint Commission.

If the complaining side is not satisfied with how the commission addresses its concerns, it can then take its grievance to the United Nations Security Council.

“The remaining parties to the deal, namely Iran, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany, will use the JCPOA joint commission mechanism,” he said. JCPOA is the official name of the nuclear deal.

The parties may need to discuss issues at a higher level a week after the upcoming session of the joint commission, he said.

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