Vienna (IP)- Russia's representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) praised the outcome of the 16th meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission, saying: "All the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal are determined to do their utmost efforts to maintain the deal."

Iran Press/Iran news: Mikhail Ulyanov tweeted on Tuesday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) remaining signatories in today's meeting showed that they are fully committed to the agreement.

The meeting was co-chaired by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araghchi and the Secretary-General of the European External Action Service Helga Schmid in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

Before the beginning of the meeting, Araghchi called on the remaining signatories to the JCPOA to stand up to Washington’s unilateralism.

He said that the meeting has taken on special significance as it coincides with US efforts to reinstate former UN Security Council sanctions on Iran and wreck the Iran nuclear deal.
He also touched upon UNSC members’ opposition to the US-drafted resolution against Iran.

“US attempts in New York [against Iran] will definitely be a serious subject of discussion at the meeting of the joint commission, and we hope the joint commission will be able to reach a single stance and adopt decisions on how to keep moving on this path and counter US efforts as well as attempts by this country to destroy the JCPOA,” added Araghchi.

He expressed hope that the members of the commission will maintain the same stance they adopted at the UN Security Council meeting in New York and that constructive discussions will take place at the meeting of the joint commission.