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Fri Aug 21, 2020, 10:07 PM

Iran sanctions: nearly all UN security council unites against 'unpleasant' US

Original reporting: Thirteen of 15-member U.N. Security Council oppose U.S. push for Iran sanctions (Reuters)


Source: The Guardian

Iran sanctions: nearly all UN security council unites against 'unpleasant' US

Letters from 13 of 15 members underscore US isolation as it seeks to ‘snap back’ measures against Tehran

Julian Borger in Washington
Fri 21 Aug 2020 23.35 BST

The extent of US isolation at the UN has been driven home by formal letters from 13 of the 15 security council members opposing Trump administration attempts to extend the economic embargo on Iran.

The letters by the council members were all issued in the 24 hours since the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, came to the UN’s New York headquarters to declare Iran in non-compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal.

Under that deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA), comprehensive UN sanctions on Iran would be restored 30 days after the declaration. But almost every other council member has issued letters saying that the US has no standing to trigger this sanctions “snapback” because it left the JCPOA in May 2018.

The US has said it is still technically a participant because it is named as one in a 2015 security council resolution endorsing the JCPOA. The argument was rejected by France, the UK and Germany even before Pompeo made his declaration.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/21/us-iran-sanctions-un-mike-pompeo


Source: Reuters


Thirteen of 15-member U.N. Security Council oppose U.S. push for Iran sanctions

Michelle Nichols

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States was further isolated on Friday over its bid to reimpose international sanctions on Iran with 13 countries on the 15-member U.N. Security Council expressing their opposition, arguing that Washington’s move is void given it is using a process agreed under a nuclear deal that it quit two years ago.

In the 24 hours since U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he triggered a 30-day countdown to a return of U.N. sanctions on Iran, including an arms embargo, long-time allies Britain, France, Germany and Belgium as well as China, Russia, Vietnam, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Indonesia, Estonia and Tunisia have already written letters in opposition, seen by Reuters.

The United States has accused Iran of breaching a 2015 deal with world powers that aimed to stop Tehran developing nuclear weapons in return for sanctions relief. But President Donald Trump described it as the “worst deal ever” and quit in 2018.

Diplomats said Russia, China and many other countries are unlikely to reimpose the sanctions on Iran. Pompeo again warned Russia and China against that on Friday, threatening U.S. action if they refuse to reimpose the U.N. measures on Iran.

The United States acted on Thursday after the Security Council resoundingly rejected its bid last week to extend an arms embargo on Iran beyond its expiration in October. Only the Dominican Republic joined Washington in voting yes.


Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-un/thirteen-of-15-member-un-security-council-oppose-us-push-for-iran-sanctions-idUSKBN25H1Q5

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Sun Aug 23, 2020, 01:34 PM

1. Heckuva job Trumpy

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