The meeting of the joint commission on the Iranian nuclear deal at the level of deputy foreign ministers will be held on December 6, said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi.
“The meeting of the joint commission on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) should be held on December 6 with the participation of Iran and the 4 + 1 countries (Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany) at the level of deputy ministers (foreign affairs)”, – he said during the briefing.
Mousavi said the meeting will discuss the development of the situation around the nuclear deal after Tehran’s fourth reduction in nuclear obligations.
On November 6, Iran for the fourth time refused to fulfill its obligations under a nuclear deal and began using centrifuges to enrich uranium at a facility in Fordo, while a nuclear deal suggests that the complex in Natanz will be the only one for such purposes.
For the first time, Tehran gave up a number of nuclear restrictions on the anniversary of the US withdrawing from the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program – Washington left the deal on May 8, 2018, Tehran answered exactly one year later what the Iranian authorities called Iran’s “strategic patience”.
The refusal to fulfill a number of points of the JCPOA on the Iranian nuclear program in the first stage concerned the reserves of enriched uranium and heavy water. Thus, Iran exceeded the ceiling of low enriched uranium reserves of 300 kilograms. Subsequently, authorities in Tehran announced on July 7 the second phase of the reduction of nuclear deal obligations, saying that Iran would enrich uranium at the level that the country needed. Iran has already increased the level of uranium enrichment to 4.5% (the nuclear deal set a limit of 3.67%).
In early September, Iran for the third time refused to fulfill its obligations under a nuclear deal. Then Tehran said it had begun work with a number of centrifuges, without limiting itself in the field of nuclear research and development to the provisions of the JCPOA.EU Council approves new European Commission without UK candidate