Iran’s Zarif, EU’s Mogherini Meet in Vienna (+Photos)
VIENNA (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini met on Saturday in the Austria capital of Vienna, discussing the implementation phase of the nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers.
According to the Tasnim News Agency dispatches, Zarif and Mogherini exchanged views about the start of the implementation of the July nuclear deal between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
The two sides are slated to announce today as the “implementation day” of the deal, also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Zarif and Mogherini will make a joint statement on the issue.
Following the statement, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani plans to address the nation in a live televised program.
President Rouhani’s speech will be broadcast live on a number of channels of the Iranian television as well as international TV networks.
Earlier on Friday, a senior Iranian diplomat had said that "good news" will shortly be published on the implementation of the deal finalized back in July 2015.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (also known as E3+3 and P5+1) on July 14, 2015, reached a conclusion on a 159-page nuclear agreement that would terminate all sanctions imposed on Tehran over its nuclear energy program after coming into force.
Afterwards, the 15-memebr United Nations Security Council passed a resolution that endorsed the JCPOA.
According to the UNSC Resolution 2231, all previous UNSC sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program will be terminated when the JCPOA takes effect.