Participants in Vienna say progress made over JCPOA talks
Vienna participants say progress has been made during the talks which aim to restore the US-abandoned Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly called the Iran nuclear deal.
“After intensive talks we have taken stock in the Joint Commission. Progress has been made in a far from easy task,” the European Union’s Deputy Secretary General and Political Director of European External Action Service Enrique Mora said on Saturday.
Mora made the remarks in a tweet after the conclusion of a meeting of the Joint Commission of the JCPOA that he chaired in the Austrian capital, and which was attended by diplomats from Iran, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany.
The US delegation is also in Vienna, but it cannot partake in the official JCPOA talks due to its withdrawal from the accord in 2018.
Mora said “more detailed work” is needed to revive the pact, stressing all participants should remain committed to the same objective of returning the United States to the JCPOA and the deal’s full implementation.