Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on world powers who are still committed to the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic to make verifiable and actionable commitments to save the accord reached in 2015.
“In Vienna for JCPOA Ministerial Meeting. My mandate is crystal clear: Forge practical solutions. Expecting EU/E3+2 counterparts to make verifiable & actionable commitments rather than lofty & obscure promises. Make no mistake: Sanctions & JCPOA compliance are mutually exclusive,” Zarif said in twitter message released early Friday, referring to the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)
Zarif met with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini on Friday morning in Vienna’s Palais Coburg Hotel, hours before the start of another meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission which is going to be held, there, with the presence of foreign ministers of 5 countries (UK, France, Russia, China plus Germany).
Zarif left for Vienna late Thursday to take part in the meeting of foreign ministers of JCPOA members.
The meeting is to be held on Friday under presidency of Mogherini.
This is the second meeting after US unilateral exit from JCPOA which is slated to discuss EU’s economic proposal with the aim of ensuring Iran’s economic and commercial interests in the absence of US from the international pact.