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

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


Tehran has rebuked Washington’s resolution to unilaterally reimpose UN sanctions on the Islamic Republic, predicting that the transfer will harm the US’ standing within the worldwide neighborhood.

Majid Takht-Ravanchi, the Iranian envoy to the United Nations, issued a scathing retort to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement late on Saturday that Washington intends to reintroduce a lot of the UN sanctions towards Tehran lifted underneath the 2015 nuclear deal. The Joint Complete Plan of Motion (JPCOA) was geared toward inserting restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program in alternate for sanctions aid. It was signed by Iran, the US, Russia, China, the UK, Germany and France. 

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Noting that america is now not a signatory, the Iranian diplomat argued that Washington’s declare of “snapback” sanctions underneath the JCPOA is “null & void.” In a tweet, he described the US’ self-declared ‘deadline’ for triggering the sanctions as “unlawful & false,” noting that by appearing alone Washington was “swimming towards [international] currents” and risking “extra isolation” on the worldwide stage. 

In a letter to UN Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres, Takht-Ravanchi stated that the US was making an attempt to “fully spoil” the JCPOA by using “unilateral arbitrary interpretations and pseudo-legal arguments.” The Iranian envoy expressed hope that the Safety Council would block such strikes, warning that Washington was “undermining the authority and credibility of the Council and the United Nations.”

Pompeo has taken a forceful stance on its insistence that the unilaterally-imposed sanctions must be acknowledged, warning that any nation that refuses to adjust to the US on the matter will face “penalties.” 

Nevertheless, Washington’s NATO allies have reportedly already expressed their displeasure with the transfer. The UK, France, and Germany signaled their sturdy opposition to the sanctions in a letter to the UN Safety Council.

The European signatories of the nuclear deal – Germany, France and the UK – mirrored on the sanctions “snapback” earlier on Sunday. Their joint assertion famous that the US had ceased to be a celebration to the JCPOA following its withdrawal on Could 8, 2018, and that making an attempt to set off the return of the punitive measures does not make any authorized sense.

“It flows from this that any choices and actions which might be taken primarily based on this process or on its attainable end result would even be incapable of getting any authorized impact,” the assertion learn. 

Hours earlier than Pompeo’s announcement, Iranian Overseas Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged the worldwide neighborhood to face as much as Washington’s “bullying” techniques. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have been on the rise because the Trump administration pulled out of the JCPOA in 2018. 

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