EU Foreign Ministers To Hold Meeting with Iran at UN General Assembly

Countries participating in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, with the exception of the United States, can hold a working meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York at the end of September.

« The meeting is likely to take place if the Iranian delegation arrives to New York, » the official representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, told Khabar Online. He added that “foreign ministers of the RSII coalition [Russia, UK, Germany, China and France] planned to hold negotiations before the UN General Assembly.” “However, given the current conditions, this meeting may take place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly,” he added.

On Wednesday, ISNA reported that the Iranian president may not visit the UN General Assembly in New York at the end of September unless the United States issues visas to members of the Iranian delegation. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad also confirmed that members of the Iranian delegation have no visas yet.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed by Iran, the United States, Russia, China, Germany, France and the United Kingdom, provides for Tehran to take a number of steps to limit its nuclear program in exchange for lifting the sanctions imposed by the US and the EU.

After the United States unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in May 2018, Tehran refused to fulfill part of its obligations under the JCPOA. Washington responded by tightening sanctions on the Islamic Republic and sending warships and bombers to the region.

Earlier, European diplomats called on Iran to comply with the nuclear deal. In turn, Tehran emphasized that Brussels, Berlin, London and Paris should fulfill their parts of the deal.


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