5+1 joint commission meeting slated for July 21

TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) – The next Iran and 5+1 joint commission's meeting on JCPOA-related issues will be hosted by Vienna on July 21, Deputy FM Abbas Araghchi said Tuesday.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs, Abbas Araghchi, noted his meeting with Russian counterpart Sergei Ryabkov this morning in Tehran, saying that the two sides have conferred on topics that will be reviewed in the next joint commission meeting with the 5+1 group of countries in Vienna on July 21.

Araghchi maintained that talks with the Russian deputy FM focused on political consultations on issues related to the Iran’s nuclear deal, the recent G20 summit, as well as the Astana peace process and the Syrian ceasefire.

The new US administration’s objection to the JCPOA was another topic of discussion with the Russian official, Araghchi added. According to him, the topic will be further discussed in the joint commission meeting on July 21.

Araghchi also noted Zarif’s participation in the UN meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in New York slated for 17-19 July, as well as his attendance in several other political centers and think tanks including the US Council on Foreign Relations where the Iranian foreign minister will discuss current developments in the Middle East.

Zarif and his accompanying delegation will leave New York for Vienna to take part in the 5+1 joint commission’s meeting, Araghchi added. 


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