Yet again, the U.S. has renewed its ongoing sanctions relief under the Iran Nuclear Deal (so-called JCPOA). As we all know, especially after President Trump’s speech at the UN, the current U.S. Administration is no…
Iran nuclear deal
The UN watchdog IAEA has yet again reported that Iran is adhering to it’s commitments under the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA). This report contradicts President Trump’s assertions that Iran is non-compliant with it’s JCPOA obligations.
On 17 May 2017, the Trump Administration renewed its waiver of sanctions by certifying that the Iran Nuclear Deal is working. However, the White House did state that the U.S. will continue its review of the deal.
On 25 April 2017, the Joint Commission (JC) established by the Iran Nuclear Deal, met in Vienna to review the implementation of the Nuclear Deal. Under the Nuclear Deal, the JC is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the JCPOA. The meeting, 5th meeting of the JC discussed amongst other things: cooperation in the field of civil nuclear safety, the modernization program of Arak, and sanctions relief.
The International Atomic Energy Agency confirms that Iran’s shipment of 11 tonnes of heavy water out of the country complies with JCPOA.
On 01 December 2016, the U.S. Senate, similarly to the earlier vote in the House of Representatives, unanimously voted to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA).
EU and U.S. lift non-proliferation sanctions as agreed in the nuclear deal.
UN watchdog IAEA states that Iran was developing nuclear weapons until 2009.
Iran Sanctions: status overview of the implementation of JCPOA up to November 2015 (by the EU, UN, U.S. and other countries – such as Switzerland and Japan)