3 July 2018 - 12:42
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JCPOA joint ministerial commission to be held in Vienna Friday

Tehran, July 3, IRNA – The 1st Joint commission of the JCPOA is scheduled to be held at ministerial level in Vienna on Friday.

Foreign ministers of Iran, Germany, France, Russia, the UK and China will attend the meeting.

During the meeting which is expected to be held at the request of Iran, foreign ministers are to discuss EU incentive package and the solutions to preserve Iran nuclear deal after US illegal action to withdraw from the accord.

On May 25 the JCPOA joint commission was held at Iran request at deputy foreign ministers’ level in Vienna.

The meeting was co-chaired by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi and the EEAS Secretary General Helga Maria Schmid; it was also participated by the IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano.

On May 8, US President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the JCPOA under pretext of Iran's non-commitment to the deal and its alleged support for terrorism. He also vowed to reinstate sanctions on Iran.

Russia, China and other members of the G5+1 while criticizing the US exit announced they would remain in the deal. Iran has set a deadline for Europe to find suitable ways to save the deal.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi said earlier that the question of Iran staying in the JCPOA depends on the measures to be taken by European countries, Russia and China.

'We are waiting to see whether the remaining parties to the deal including the European states, Russia and China will be able to make up for US exit from the deal and ensure Iran's benefits from the JCPOA,' he added.

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