EU: Special group to be formed for activation of JCPOA

London, April 20, IRNA - Deputy Secretary-General for Political Affairs of the European External Action Service Enrique Mora issued a statement after today's meeting (Tuesday) saying that members decided to review practical arrangements for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) activation through the formation of a new expert-level group.

The full text of the statement is as follows:

The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) resumed its work in Vienna in a physical format this Tuesday. The Joint Commission is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the JCPOA.

The Joint Commission was chaired, on behalf of EU High Representative Josep Borrell, by the EEAS Political Director Enrique Mora and was attended by representatives of China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Iran.

Participants took stock of progress made in the ongoing discussions in Vienna regarding specific measures needed in terms of sanctions lifting and nuclear implementation for the possible return of the US to the JCPOA and its full and effective implementation.

The Joint Commission decided to create a third expert group to start looking into the possible sequencing of respective measures.

Participants reiterated their resolve to further pursue their joint diplomatic effort, including in the Joint Commission and through continued separate contacts of the Coordinator with all JCPOA participants and the United States.

The Joint Commission will reconvene in the course of next week.

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