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Russian, EU diplomats discuss implementation of Iran’s nuclear deal

May 12, 2016, 12:58 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Deputy EEAS Secretary General discuss the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program

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MOSCOW, May 12. /TASS/. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and Deputy Secretary General for the European External Action Service Helga Schmid have discussed the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

"They focused on issues connected with the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on settling the situation around Iranian nuclear program," the foreign ministry said.

On Wednesday Schmid also held consultations with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexey Meshkov in Moscow. They discussed the condition and prospects of developing bilateral relations. The sides also considered the schedule of bilateral contacts. Meshkov and Schmid "emphasized the importance of expanding cooperation between Russia and EU on the most relevant international problems and joint counteraction to common challenges and threats," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Agreement on Iran’s nuclear program

On 14 July 2015, the P5+1 group of international mediators (five permanent members of UN Security Council - US, UK, Russia, China, France - and Germany) and Iran signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Tehran’s nuclear program. Iran will not produce weapons-grade plutonium and limit its stockpile of uranium enriched to 3.67% to 300 kilograms for the next 15 years. Tehran also agreed to modernize its nuclear facilities and use them for exclusively peaceful purposes.

Sanctions will be gradually removed from Iran. The arms embargo imposed by UN Security Council will be kept in place for five years, ban for supplying ballistic missile technologies to Iran - for eight years. Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will monitor nuclear facilities in Iran for the next 25 years. If any points of the agreement are violated by Iran, sanctions against the country will be renewed.

On July 20 last year, the corresponding resolution on Iran’s nuclear program agreement was adopted by UN Security Council.

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