Jpoa Agreement

Inside the JPOA Agreement: What You Need to Know

The Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) is a landmark agreement between Iran and the P5+1 (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany) that aims to limit Iran`s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. It was signed on November 24, 2013, and is still in effect today. Here’s an overview of the JPOA Agreement.

Nuclear Limits

Under the JPOA, Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program in several ways. It agreed to convert its stockpile of 20% enriched uranium into fuel rods that cannot be used for weapons. It also agreed to suspend its enrichment of uranium above 5% and to not install any new centrifuges. The JPOA sets up an international monitoring system to verify Iran`s compliance with these limits.

Sanctions Relief

In exchange for these limits, the P5+1 agreed to provide Iran with limited sanctions relief. They agreed to unblock $7 billion in Iranian assets held in foreign banks and to suspend some of the sanctions on Iran`s oil exports, petrochemical exports, and gold trade. This provided some economic relief to Iran, which had been struggling under the weight of international sanctions.


The JPOA was originally set to last for six months, during which time negotiations for a more comprehensive agreement were supposed to take place. However, the negotiations took longer than expected, and the JPOA was extended several times. It is now set to last until June 30, 2022, unless both parties agree to extend it again.


The JPOA has been criticized by some for not doing enough to limit Iran`s nuclear program. Critics argue that there are too many loopholes and that Iran could still develop nuclear weapons despite the limits set by the JPOA. Others argue that the sanctions relief provided to Iran was too generous, and that it has allowed Iran to continue its support of terrorist groups and regional destabilization.


The JPOA Agreement is an important step towards limiting Iran`s nuclear program and improving relations between Iran and the West. While the agreement has been criticized by some, it is still in effect and has provided some relief to the Iranian economy. Only time will tell whether the JPOA is successful in achieving its goals or whether a more comprehensive agreement will be necessary in the future.