Japan aims to revive Iran nuclear deal; What’s the current status?
Japan reportedly wants to revive JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), according to an Iranian official.
Hossein Amir Abdollahian, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, said that Japan proposed an initiative to revive the historic 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian also said that Japan’s initiative aligned with “Iran’s interests.” The Iranian Foreign Minister further said, “We support the constructive role of Japan in reviving the nuclear deal.”
Last month, according to reports, the Iranian FM traveled to Japan to meet Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and former Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, who served in this position from November 2021 to September 2023.
What is the current status of the historic deal?
The 2015 Iran nuclear deal might not get revived by the end of this year because of a lot of reasons. The IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) has for years been in talks with Iran. However, the talks were never fruitful.
Last week, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany (E3) condemned Iran’s lack of transparency with the UN agency, IAEA, over its nuclear programme. It will be difficult to revive the historic deal amid this scenario because the countries are not talking with each other.
Earlier this month, 62 member countries of the IAEA urged Iran to take adequate measures to solve the nuclear issues of its program.
The accord was signed between Iran, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, China, Germany and the European Union (EU). Iran applied to the Additional Protocol of IAEA following the deal. Iran also agreed to limit its nuclear program because of the accord. However, the deal collapsed after then US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the accord in 2018.