JCPoA: Statement by the High Representative as Coordinator of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

September 14, 2023

Today I have received a letter by the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom related to the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA).

They recall that they had registered their concerns that Iran was not meeting its commitments under the JCPoA and had referred this matter to the Joint Commission under the JCPoA Dispute Resolution Mechanism (DRM), as acknowledged in my statement of 14 January 2020.

The Foreign Ministers state that Iran is in non-compliance since 2019 and consider that this has not been resolved through the JCPoA’s Dispute Resolution Mechanism. They express their intention not to take the steps regarding the lifting of further sanctions on JCPoA Transition Day on 18 October 2023.

As requested, I have circulated the letter to the other JCPoA participants, namely, China, Iran and the Russian Federation. As Coordinator, I will consult with all JCPoA participants on the way forward.

I remain fully committed and I will spare no effort working towards the restoration of the JCPoA and the resumption of the full implementation of the deal.