IP- The Permanent Representative of Russia to International Organizations in Vienna said that there’s still a chance to restore the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action known as JCPOA to resolve Iran's nuclear case.

Iran PressEurope: "My cautious assessment below made one week before the resumption of the ViennaTalks on JCPOA must be supplemented with one phrase: the negotiators are obliged to succeed taking into account that the stakes are very high," Mikhail Ulyanov tweeted.

"There's still a chance to restore the JCPOA. It's hard to foresee how long the Vienna talks will last. We will have to wait until Iran returns to Vienna and listen to its position first," Ulyanov also added in an interview with analytical agency Vestnik Kavkaza.

After 13 years of intensive international negotiations, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was concluded on July 14, 2015. One week later, UN Security Council ratified Resolution No. 2231 and attached it to Annex A of the resolution.

Yet, after Donald Trump took office as the US President in January 2017 and took a few preliminary steps to fulfill the deal, he unilaterally withdrew from the agreement on May 8, 2018, and introduced the harshest sanctions in history against Iran in line with his "Maximum pressure" campaign against the Islamic Republic.

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In a counter-sanctions measure, Iran's Supreme National Security Council started a series of scale-backs measures to stop the implementation of voluntary commitments to the JCPOA within the framework of the same deal.

Iran has repeatedly stated that if the other parties remaining in the JCPOA decide to implement their obligations under the agreement, it will stop the scale-backs.

Iran and the remaining parties to the JCPOA started talks in April in Vienna to revive the deal. The US under the Joe Biden administration was also participating in the Vienna talks indirectly.

Six rounds of talks were held until June. However, the words failed to produce a breakthrough as the United States raised new issues not related to the original JCPOA.

For example, the US. Tried to include Iran's missile program and its regional policies in a possible revitalization of the multilateral agreement. Moreover, the Biden administration also tried to extend Iran's nuclear program limits, which automatically lifted in the future years.

Under the JCPOA, Iran agreed to limit its nuclear activities to terminate economic and financial sanctions.


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