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US faces ‘more’ isolation after ‘null & void’ move to unilaterally reimpose UN sanctions, Tehran warns

Tehran has rebuked Washington’s determination to unilaterally reimpose UN sanctions on the Islamic Republic, predicting...

Tehran has rebuked Washington’s determination to unilaterally reimpose UN sanctions on the Islamic Republic, predicting that the go will damage the US’ standing in the global neighborhood.

Majid Takht-Ravanchi, the Iranian envoy to the United Nations, issued a scathing retort to US Secretary of Point out Mike Pompeo’s announcement late on Saturday that Washington intends to reintroduce most of the UN sanctions versus Tehran lifted less than the 2015 nuclear offer. The Joint Complete System of Motion (JPCOA) was aimed at positioning restrictions on Iran’s nuclear plan in trade for sanctions aid. It was signed by Iran, the US, Russia, China, the United kingdom, Germany and France. 

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Noting that the United States is no for a longer period a signatory, the Iranian diplomat argued that Washington’s declare of “snapback” sanctions less than the JCPOA is “null & void.” In a tweet, he explained the US’ self-declared ‘deadline’ for triggering the sanctions as “illegal & wrong,” noting that by performing by itself Washington was “swimming versus [global] currents” and jeopardizing “more isolation” on the global stage. 

In a letter to UN Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres, Takht-Ravanchi reported that the US was attempting to “completely ruin” the JCPOA by employing “unilateral arbitrary interpretations and pseudo-lawful arguments.” The Iranian envoy expressed hope that the Security Council would block this sort of moves, warning that Washington was “undermining the authority and reliability of the Council and the United Nations.”

Pompeo has taken a forceful stance on its insistence that the unilaterally-imposed sanctions must be recognized, warning that any nation that refuses to comply with the US on the make a difference will confront “consequences.” 

Having said that, Washington’s NATO allies have reportedly currently expressed their displeasure with the go. The United kingdom, France, and Germany signaled their potent opposition to the sanctions in a letter to the UN Security Council.

Several hours right before Pompeo’s announcement, Iranian International Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged the global neighborhood to stand up to Washington’s “bullying” ways. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have been on the increase considering the fact that the Trump administration pulled out of the JCPOA in 2018. 

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