The European Union’s ambassador to the International Organizations in Vienna on Wednesday voiced the bloc’s “resolute commitment" to the full implementation on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
“The EU reiterates its resolute commitment to and continued support for the full and effective implementation of the JCPOA and is determined to continue working with the international community to preserve this agreement,” Stephan Klement told a meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), using the official name of the multilateral nuclear deal.
Klement, in a statement, added that the EU wants all countries to support the implementation of the JCPOA in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 that was adopted in 2015 to endorse the nuclear pact.
He expressed the EU’s support for “the intensive diplomatic efforts” to revive the JCPOA and welcomed the resumption of talks in Vienna on November 29 between Iran and the remaining parties to the deal – France, Britain, Germany, Russia, and China – to revive the accord by bringing the US back to compliance three years after its pullout.
Klement said the EU acknowledges the issues connected to the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the JCPOA and its reimposition of sanctions on Iran.
He hoped for “a timely conclusion of the negotiations” in Vienna that will be coordinated by the EU.