Iran – Q&A from the press briefing (2 Jun. 2020)


Q. In your statement of May 29 on Iran, you mentioned the triggering of the JCPoA’s dispute resolution mechanism and the fact that it created a space for dialogue in order to find a solution that would make it possible to preserve the agreement. Since January 14, have the six members of the JCPoA met in the specific context of that mechanism to discuss the basis for the disputes directly and in depth?

A. The joint commission bringing together the participants of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (PGAC - JCPoA) met in Vienna on February 26, at the political director level. It addressed all of the participants’ areas of concern, and specifically the measures taken by Iran in violation of the JCPoA. Since then, the dialogue has continued intensively, despite difficulties linked to the pandemic, between JCPoA participants and on a bilateral basis between the E3, Russia and China, and Iran.