Saturday, 16 January 2016, marked Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between the E3/EU+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, UK and US, in conjunction with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) and the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran). On Implementation Day, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verified that Iran had implemented its key nuclear related measures described in the JCPOA. In the US, Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed the IAEA’s verification, and the US and EU simultaneously lifted certain agreed-upon nuclear-related sanctions. Please see our past alerts on The Iran Deal: What’s In It and Who Will It Impact, and Implementation Day.