Iran, P4+1 FMs to hold talks on JCPOA future in Vienna Fri.

TEHRAN, July 03 (MNA) – Foreign ministers from Iran and five world powers will meet in Austrian capital Fri. to try to save the JCPOA amid increasing US threats.

In the meeting, which will be held upon Iran’s request, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his counterparts from France, Germany, China, Russia and Britain, will discuss an economic package that the European countries have promised to supply to Iran in the coming days in order to keep the nuclear deal also known as the Joint Coprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) alive in the absence of the United States.

The meeting comes weeks after two meetings of Iran and world powers’ deputy foreign ministers and experts in Vienna and Tehran.

The European countries have been trying to salvage the nuclear deal through securing Iran's economic interests after the United States unlawful withdrawal back in May.

According to Japanese Kyodo news agency, the Friday's meeting will also involve Federica Mogherini, EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy.

Iranian officials have so far said that if the European Union cannot make up for the economic loss Iran would face after US reinstates its unilateral sanctions in August, it will withdraw from the pact.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is currently on a two-nation tour to Switzerland and Austria since yesterday, said before leaving Tehran at the airport that Iran had not received the promised EU package yet and he will discuss the package and the future of the JCPOA during the visit. 

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