In a statement released on Friday, Josep Borrell said the letter written by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined Iran's concerns regarding implementation issues on the part of France, Germany and Britain to the Joint Commission of the deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for resolution through the dispute process set out in the agreement's paragraph 36.
"The Dispute Resolution Mechanism requires intensive efforts in good faith by all. As Coordinator of the Joint Commission, I expect all JCPOA participants to approach this process in this spirit within the framework of the JCPOA," he said.
Borrell also stressed the significance of the JCPOA and threw his weight behind the historic nuclear pact.
"As we approach the fifth anniversary of the JCPOA, I should like to take this opportunity to recall the importance of the agreement. The JCPOA is an historic achievement for global nuclear non-proliferation contributing to regional and global security. I remain determined to continue working with the participants of the JCPOA and the international community to preserve it," he said.
Russia’s Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov also confirmed that the Islamic Republic had requested the Joint Commission of the JCPOA to address Tehran’s concerns regarding implementation of the deal by the European trio through the dispute resolution mechanism.
"This is the third time when JCPOA participants try to launch DRM which lacks clear and agreed procedure," he tweeted early on Saturday.
Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said Zarif's letter came after France, Germany and the UK introduced the anti-Iran resolution passed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)'s Board of Governors last month.