The last step is the latest in the “maximum pressure” campaign against Tehran – which has left the United States largely isolated. This comes after the administration failed to extend the ban on conventional weapons due to expire next month under the Iran nuclear deal.
“The United States expects all UN member states to fully comply with their obligations to implement these measures. In addition to the arms embargo, this includes restrictions such as a prohibition on Iran’s participation in enrichment and reprocessing activities, a ban on ballistic missiles. Testing and development by Iran, and sanctions imposed on the transfer Nuclear and missile technologies to Iran, among other things.If UN member states fail to fulfill their obligations to implement these sanctions, the United States is prepared to use our domestic powers in order to impose consequences for those failures and make sure Iran does not, ”Pompeo said in a statement. Reaping the benefits of activities prohibited by the United Nations. “
Other countries have rejected the US argument that it may re-impose UN sanctions that were lifted under the Iran nuclear deal as the Trump administration withdrew from the deal in 2018. They are not expected to recognize additional sanctions.
Pompeo said, “In the coming days, the United States will announce a set of additional measures to strengthen the implementation of UN sanctions and hold violators accountable,” without providing additional details on those measures.
In a letter to the UN Security Council and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Iran urged the council to prevent any attempt by the United States to re-impose international sanctions.
Given that the stated goal of the United States is to completely destroy the JCPOA, and for this purpose, its strategy is to create legal complications by presenting arbitrary unilateral explanations and false legal arguments, the Islamic Republic of Iran trusts that Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations said Majid Takht Ravanchi in the letter that the members of the Security Council will reject, once again, the continued attempt of the United States to abuse the Security Council process, thus undermining the authority and credibility of the Council and the United Nations. .
He also responded to the news on Twitter, saying, “The UN Security Council member states continue to maintain the United States is not a participant in the JCPOA, so its claim of” snapback “is invalid.
“The United States continues to violate the JCPOA and Resolution 2231 – swimming against international currents will only lead to more isolation,” he wrote on Twitter.
Experts told CNN that this unilateral effort – which comes less than two months before the presidential election – is unlikely to have an impact on arms sales on its own. Some say the move further alienates the United States from its E3 allies – Germany, France and the United Kingdom – and undermines the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
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