What said Iranian, Russia and Chinese negotiators after meeting?
Expert groups' technical talks to continue after end of JCPOA meeting

Vienna (IP) - The meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which had started an hour ago at the Grand Hotel in Vienna, ended a few minutes ago, and the technical discussions, were scheduled to continue in the expert meetings.

Iran PressEurope: Accordingly, the two expert groups' meetings, which started in parallel last week for technical consultations in the two areas of lifting sanctions and nuclear issues, will continue.

At the beginning of the meeting, Abbas Araghchi, the head of the Iranian delegation, condemned the Natanz facility's recent sabotage and criticized European countries' poor reaction to the incident.

He said that members of the JCPOA should unanimously and without political consideration condemn the act, which is nuclear terrorism and a gross violation of international law.

Araghchi stressed that the Islamic Republic's negotiating team is not looking for erosive and time-consuming negotiations and emphasizes that the talks should be held within a specific framework and at an acceptable time.

Regarding the start of 60% enrichment in Iran, the Iranian diplomat said: "The decision has been taken within Iranian law framework under paragraphs 26 and 36 of the JCPOA and to meet some of the country's needs in the field of medicine."

Russia says negotiations were Positive

"The Joint Commission meeting of JCPOA is over. It will be followed by a number of informal meetings in different formats, including at the expert level," Mikhail Ulyanov Permanent Representative of Russia to International Organizations in Vienna, tweeted.

Time to up pace on Iran negotiations: China

China’s envoy to the Iran nuclear talks said on Thursday that there had been enough disruptions in efforts to revive nuclear talks and that the pace of negotiations now needed to be increased notably on the issue of U.S. sanctions lifting.

“We do think that all these developments have reinforced our conviction that what is needed most now as a top priority is to do away with any disruptive factors and pick up the pace of negotiation here,” Wang Qun, China’s ambassador to the U.N. atomic watchdog, told reporters after senior diplomats ended a meeting in Vienna.

"The general impression is positive. If the need arises, the Commission will reconvene," he added.


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