Timeline for JCPOA Implementation


Five key dates define the timeline for implementation of the JCPOA:


July 14, 2015—Finalization Day

The day that the agreement was concluded and announced (Annex V, Section A)


October 19, 2015—Adoption Day

“90 days after the endorsement of the JCPOA by the UN Security Council,” which occurred on July 20, 2015 (Annex V, Section B)


Likely Fall 2015—Implementation Day

Conditional on “the IAEA-verified implementation by Iran” of certain initial agreed-upon measures (but not upon a final IAEA report or resolution of any aspects of its disputes with Iran)  (Annex V, Section C)


October 19, 2023—Transition Day

“8 years from Adoption Day” or on a report by the IAEA stating that Iran is in compliance with the terms of the agreement, “whichever is earlier.”  (Annex V, Section D)


October 19, 2025—Termination Day

“10 years from Adoption Day.”  (Annex V, Section E)