Following a meeting in Vienna, representatives from Iran and the remaining participants of the nuclear deal known as the JCPOA, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China express a united position against US attempts to trigger a snap-back mechanism reimposing UN Security Council sanctions against Tehran.
Delegates agreed that said since the US ceased its participation in the JCPOA in May 2018, it lost its legal right to make use of the mechanisms included in the deal and the UN Security Council resolution which endorses it.
Araghchi did note however that European attempts to provide Iran’s economic benefits from the deal fall short of Tehran’s expectations. Addressing reporters after the meeting, the Chinese delegate said the US was sabotaging the attempts of other countries to work with Iran.
During Tuesday’s meeting, it was also announced that Britain, France and Germany are attempting to make their special trade mechanism with Iran known as INSTEX open to more shareholders including China and Russia.
But the overriding message of this Joint Commission session was the need to confront US attempts in New York to keep up the pressure on Tehran and destroy the JCPOA.