The JCPOA’s Joint Commission convened in Vienna. According to the chair’s statement, the participants reiterated “the importance of preserving the agreement” and posited that “full implementation of the agreement by all sides remains crucial”. Noting that Washington “unilaterally announced its cessation of participation in the JCPOA”, the statement underscored that the U.S. “could not be considered as a participant State” and “cannot initiate the process of reinstating UN sanctions under UNSC resolution 2231”. The parties further “recalled the important role of the IAEA as the sole impartial and independent international organisation responsible for the monitoring and verification of nuclear non-proliferation commitments”, and “reiterated the importance of nuclear non-proliferation projects, in particular the Arak Moderanisation Project and the stable isotope project in Fordow”.
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