I. Participants in the Comprehensive Agreement on the Iranian Nuclear Issue, namely China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the European Union and Iran, held a foreign minister-level videoconference on December 21, 2020. The meeting was chaired by Borelli, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign and Security Policy.
II. Participants in the comprehensive agreement re-emphasize their commitment to maintaining the agreement and their respective efforts to this end. They discussed the importance of the full and effective implementation of the agreement by all parties and the need to address the current challenges to the implementation of the agreement, including the implementation of nuclear non-proliferation and sanctions lifting commitments.
3. The Foreign Ministers stressed that the International Atomic Energy Agency, as the only impartial and independent international organization authorized by the United Nations Security Council, plays an important role in monitoring and verifying the nuclear non-proliferation commitments of the Comprehensive Agreement. They stressed the importance of continuing to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency in good faith.
4. The Foreign Ministers recalled that the comprehensive agreement, endorsed by the United Nations Security Council in resolution 2231, is a key element of the global nuclear non-proliferation system and a major achievement of multilateral diplomacy, promoting international and regional security. The Foreign Ministers reiterated their deep regret for the withdrawal agreement of the United States and stressed that resolution 2231 remained fully valid.
5. The foreign ministers agreed to strengthen dialogue and ensure that all parties fully implement the comprehensive agreement. The Foreign Ministers recognized the prospect of the United States returning to the agreement and stressed their willingness to work together to actively deal with this issue.