State Department officials said on Wednesday that it would pursue US sanctions against Iran, and impose sanctions on anyone violating the UN arms embargo, despite expiring next month under the 2015 nuclear deal.
Venezuela and Special Representative for Iran Elliot Abrams said that if they try to engage in arms trade with Iran, there may be contradiction for the international community, as the Middle Eastern country believes that US security Officials are developing nuclear weapons.
Iran has denied any involvement in the development of its nuclear arsenal.
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“It is time for peace-loving nations to recognize this reality and join sanctions on Iran,” Abrams said during a press call, before claiming that other member nations of the UN Security Council would also enforce the sanctions Will participate in
He added, “It is amazing that anyone would have thought or it would have made sense to allow Iran to expire next month. Given the regime’s role in destabilizing Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon, and the ongoing support against terrorism.” ”
But Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia – the other permanent member nations of the UN Security Council – have rejected the US ability to unilaterally impose sanctions before the withdrawal of arms on 18 October.
Germany, France and Britain said in a joint statement last month, “Our position regarding the notification of the US as of 2231 resolution has been clearly expressed for the presidency and all UNSC members.” “Therefore, we cannot support this action, which is inconsistent with our current efforts to support the JCPOA.”
The UNSC determined that after President Trump withdrew from the Joint Action Plan (JCPoA), also known as the 2015 nuclear deal, the US lost the ability to set conditions regarding Iran’s nuclear non-proliferation strategy.
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But when a reporter was asked today why the US is insisting on the sanctions, despite the international community denying their legitimacy to enforce the sanctions, Abrams said he was confident that other member states would be given snapback restrictions. The need will appear.
“It’s like pulling a trigger and not firing a bullet,” a senior United Nations Security Council diplomat told Reuters after Wednesday’s announcement. “There will be no snapback, sanctions will remain suspended, JCPOA (nuclear deal) will remain unchanged.”
During a press conference on Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stood next to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, saying the US would “do all the things we need to do” to lift sanctions on Iran.
Although Rabab did not directly state that he supported America’s call to approve Tehran, he expressed his opposition to the termination of the JCPOA agreement.
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“We share America’s concerns about Iran and Iran, both posing a threat to nuclear things, but activities with widespread instability in the region”.
Abrams said he was working on “concrete plans” about implementing secondary sanctions, but added that in the coming days there would be several announcements from the State Department on how to “implement these UN sanctions” Make plans for “.
Adam Shaw contributed to this report.