2015 Iran Nuclear accord parties discuss ways to shore up deal before Joe Biden takes office

The parties of the 2015 Iran nuclear accord on December 16, discussed ways to reach up a deal under mounting pressure from Iranian breaches, US sanctions and uncertainty before President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January next year.

“Participants discussed… how to ensure the full and effective implementation of the agreement by all sides in light of existing challenges,” said Senior EU foreign affairs official Helga Schmid.

Biden, who is expected to take office in Washington on January 20, has signalled that US would rejoin the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that was abandoned by the administration of outgoing President Donald Trump.

After two hours of virtual talks between the representatives of China, France, Russia, Iran, Germany and Britain, one diplomat involved urged Iran to stick to the deal and give space to diplomacy.

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