Comment by the Information and Press Department on the start of the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear programme
18 October marked a new milestone in the issue of Iran’s nuclear programme, Adoption Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an international agreement that was signed in Vienna on 14 July between Iran, the P5+1 group of international mediators (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States plus Germany) and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Beginning on Adoption Day, JCPOA participants will start taking the steps necessary to implement their commitments under the plan and UN Security Resolution 2231, which was adopted in support of the JCPOA.
We have noted with satisfaction that all the agreement signatories completed the internal discussions of the JCPOA by 18 October. We see this as a major additional political impetus towards the sustainable implementation of the plan.
We point to progress in relations between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in accordance with the Road-map for the Clarification of Past and Present Outstanding Issues Regarding Iran’s Nuclear Programme. In particular, we welcome the IAEA Statement of 15 October on the completion of the activities set out in the road-map. We hope that cooperation between Iran and the IAEA will continue to develop in the interests of mutual trust.
For our part, we intend to continue our policy of principle to comply with the conditions and to implement the requirements of the JCPOA. We will work hard to begin the next stage of the process, which is the implementation of the JCPOA, as soon as possible. We hope that all other signatories will act likewise.
18 October 2015