Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister said that removing sanctions by the US must be the first step in reviving the JCPOA.

Ian PressEurope: Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said on Friday that removing sanctions by the US must be the first step in reviving the JCPOA, adding that Iran would reverse all compliance reduction steps as soon as it verifies that sanctions are gone.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran is looking for an agreement in which its criteria and principles have been observed, and it is neither in a hurry nor wasting time in this direction," he added.

The 6th round of the Joint Commission meeting of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) started in Grand Hotel Wien in Vienna on Saturday in presence of delegations of Iran and P4+1 (Germany, France, Russia, China and UK).

After the end of the 5th meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission on Wednesday, June 2, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Abbas Araghchi said that the sixth round of nuclear talks in Vienna could be the last round of talks, emphasizing that nothing is predictable in the diplomatic negotiations.

Senior diplomats from JCPOA member states have gathered in Vienna over the past month to revive the agreement which the United States withdrew unilaterally during Donald Trump's presidency. 

Iran fully complied with its obligations under the nuclear deal within a year of the US's illegal withdrawal from the JCPOA and gave European countries a chance to live up to their commitments.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has also stated that it will not accept any new conditions or demands for the return of the United States to the JCPOA. 219