UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — Speaking about the future work on the JCPOA with the administration of US President-elect Donald Trump, Ryabkov said he did not expect the tone of work to change.
"Everyone shared our point of view that there are no unsolvable and insurmountable problems in the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action," Ryabkov told reporters. "Overall assessment of the first year [of the JCPOA implementation] is definitely positive."
On July 14, 2015, Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, including the United States, Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom plus Germany, signed the JCPOA, ensuring the peaceful nature of Tehran's nuclear program in return for the gradual sanctions relief.
The agreement came into force on January 16, 2016, after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) submitted a report confirming the readiness of Iran's authorities to implement the program to reduce the country’s nuclear potential. Iran ramped up both oil production and investment in the sector after the deal.
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