Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and EU High Representative Josep Borrell issued a joint statement, characterising the JCPOA as “a key achievement of multilateral diplomacy despite existing difficulties”. Blinken and Borrell “shared concerns about Iran’s continued departure from its nuclear commitments under the JCPOA and underlined their full support for the work of the IAEA to independently monitor Iran’s nuclear commitments”, and Blinken reiterated “the U.S. readiness to reengage in meaningful diplomacy to achieve a mutual return to full implementation of the JCPOA”. The statement further noted “support for the ongoing diplomatic efforts, and the contacts of the High Representative as JCPOA Coordinator with all relevant partners, to ensure full implementation of the JCPOA nuclear and sanctions lifting commitments. The U.S. expressed readiness to engage in result-oriented discussions to that end”.
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