Extension of the sanctions relief provided for in the Joint Plan of Action between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran

On 18 July 2014, the P5+1 (the US, the UK, Germany, France, Russia and China) agreed with Iran to extend their commitments under the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA).

The JPOA, originally agreed upon in November 2013, aims to curtail the development of Iran’s nuclear programme. Under the JPOA, the P5+1 have agreed to undertake a number of voluntary measures, including the temporary and limited suspension of certain sanctions, in exchange for certain commitments by Iran. The relief provided under the JPOA has now been extended to 24 November 2014, during which time the P5+1 will continue to work with Iran to reach a final agreement…

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