Iran and world powers ready to welcome back U.S. to nuclear deal
Iran and the major powers in the agreement to keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons said Friday they were ready to welcome the return of the United States to the deal.
The chair of the group including the European Union, China, France, Germany, Russia, Britain and Iran said that the participants "recognized the prospect of a full return of the U.S. to the JCPOA, and underlined their readiness to positively address this in a joint effort."
They said they "emphasized their commitment to preserve the JCPOA and discussed modalities to ensure the return to its full and effective implementation," according to a statement after their virtual meeting,
The group said they would resume further talks next week in Vienna on the 2015 agreement, "in order to clearly identify sanctions lifting and nuclear implementation measures."
The statement also said that the group’s coordinator "will also intensify separate contacts in Vienna" with all participants of the nuclear agreement and the United States.
The Joint Commission was chaired, on behalf of EU High Representative Josep Borrell, by the EEAS Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora.