A virtual discussion on the current status of the Iran nuclear deal has brought together world powers that are still in the deal. Newly elected US President Joe Biden has indicated the deal recently despite positive signs. There was a virtual discussion on Wednesday about that situation. The talks between senior diplomats focused on preparations for the forthcoming meeting of foreign ministers of Iran, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and China. Qatar-based Al Jazeera reports.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement, was signed on 14 July 2015 in Vienna. The agreement with Iran includes five members of the United Nations Security Council – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany. In the agreement, Iran promised to limit its nuclear program in exchange for lifting international sanctions.
In 2016, President Donald Trump forced the United States out of the agreement. Also, he reaffirmed US sanctions on Iran. Within a year, Iran began to deviate from the terms of the agreement. But both President Hassan Rouhani and newly elected US President Joe Biden have expressed hope that the nuclear deal will be upheld.