Friday, January 06, 2017

Russia Will Host Meeting on JCPOA Achievements in New York
Pars Today Radio

The Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations will hold a meeting to discuss the achievements of last year’s nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.

According to Press TV, the meeting will be held in New York in mid-January 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 (JCPOA).

Participants at the meeting will exchange views about the achievements made through the implementation of the JCPOA over the past year and the prospects that the deal has created for sustainable development.

The Russian deputy foreign minister and senior negotiator, Sergei Ryabkov, and Director of the Center for Energy and Security Studies Anton V. Khlopkov will address the meeting, IRNA quoted Iran’s Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaei as saying on Friday.

Meanwhile, a high-level commission monitoring the JCPOA implementation plans to meet in Vienna on January 10 to discuss the recent move by the United States to renew the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA).

The meeting was called on December 26 by the European Union's 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 tear up the nuclear deal once in the White House.

After the implementation of the JCPOA in January, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed Iran’s commitment to its undertakings under the deal in several reports.

In his visit to Tehran on December 18, the IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano expressed satisfaction with Iran’s compliance with its obligations.

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