Russia: JCPOA Joint Commission to meet next week

Moscow, May 17, IRNA – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov called on Iran and members of 5+1 Group to step up efforts within the framework of the JCPOA without US, saying that the JCPOA Joint Commission will hold a meeting next week in Vienna.

The senior Russian nuclear negotiator told reporters Wednesday that Russia believes that time is ripe for signatories to the JCPOA to strive for maintaining the deal, which is possible in the absence of the US.

That’s for the same reason that his country supports the holding of the JCPOA joint commission meeting in Vienna next week, Ryabkov said.

He hoped that during the upcoming session, the commission will discuss major issues such as export of products with double applications to Iran.

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump announced the country’s withdrawal from the landmark international pact, a decision which drew fierce opposition from US allies such as the EU, Britain, Germany and France, which are still committed to the JCPOA.
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