Following the IAEA report indicating Iran’s compliance with its commitments in the nuclear agreement, Mogherini and Zarif, EU and Iranian foreign affairs chiefs announced in Vienna on Saturday January 16 the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Zarif, Amano and Mogherini in Vienna

Zarif, Amano and Mogherini in Vienna

In a Twitter message, President Rohani also announced the culmination of the JCPA and Barack Obama the US President issued the order to remove sanctions on Iran.

John Kerry announced in a separate press conference that he was “very happy to say that as we speak five Americans have been released from custody and they should be on their way home to their families shortly.”

The US has also said that it was offering clemency to seven Iranians held in the US for violating sanctions.

Iran and the 5+1 reached the deal last summer resolving the nuclear disputes that had led to years of international sanctions against Iran.