Implementation day for JCPOA


Implementation followed the 16 January release of a report by IAEA director general Yukiya Amano confirming that Iran had completed the necessary preparatory steps based on verification by IAEA inspectors. The report was submitted to the IAEA Board of Governors and the United Nations Security Council. Implementation of the JCPOA clears the way for the lifting of nuclear-related economic sanctions imposed against Iran.

The JCPOA was signed in July 2015 by Iran and the E3/EU+3 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and the USA – also referred to as the P5+1 – plus the European Union). Under its terms, Iran agreed to limit its uranium enrichment activities, eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium and limit its stockpile of low enriched uranium over the next 15 years.