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Iranian officials head to US to follow up on JCPOA

Source: Press TV

A number of high-ranking Iranian officials, including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, have headed to New York, the United States, to pursue the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) recently clinched between the Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.

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Early on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Zarif, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi and Hamid Baeidinejad, who serves as the director general for political affairs at the Iranian Foreign Ministry departed the Iranian capital for the US city.

JCPOA commission set up in Iran

In a separate development, Zarif has ordered the establishment of a commission to follow up on the implementation of the JCPOA.

The Iranian foreign minister also appointed Araqchi as the head of the commission. 

Joint Iran-P5+1 commission to convene

Meanwhile, the first session of a joint commission between representatives from Iran and the P5+1 - Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany - is scheduled to be held in New York at the deputy ministerial level, though no official date has yet been set.

The United States has also appointed a former ambassador to Poland as its lead coordinator for implementing the JCPOA. On September 17, US Secretary of State John Kerry appointed Stephen Mull to the position.

Iran and the P5+1 succeeded in finalizing the text of the JCPOA in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on July 14 after 18 days of intense negotiations and all-nighters that capped around 23 months of talks between Iran and the six other countries.

Under the JCPOA, limits will be put on Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all economic and financial bans, against the Islamic Republic.

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