United States to seek to force UN sanctions on Iran 

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Read: 737     11:28     31 July 2020    

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday hinted that the United States would seek to force UN sanctions on Iran if an arms embargo lapses, AFP reported.


The UN Security Council’s arms embargo on Iran is due to expire in October. Pompeo recently vowed to use all means available to extend the UN arms embargo.

The United States has put forward a resolution to extend the embargo but faces opposition from veto-wielding Russia and China, which stand to win contracts with Tehran.

Iran’s UN ambassador warned recently that he believes the US resolution to extend the arms embargo will be defeated and warned it would be “a very, very big mistake” if the Trump administration then tries to re-impose UN sanctions.

Britain, France and Germany have made clearthey would not back US efforts to unilaterally trigger the reimposition of United Nations sanctions on Iran.

Pompeo on Thursday told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the United States would introduce a resolution to extend the embargo "in the near future" which "we hope will be met with approval from other members of the P5."

"In the event it's not, we're going to take the action necessary to ensure that this arms embargo does not expire," he added, according to AFP.

The United States has previously said it has the authority to "snap back" UN economic sanctions that were lifted as part of a nuclear deal with Iran.

"We have the capacity to execute snapback and we're going to use it in a way that protects and defends America," Pompeo told the committee.



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United States to seek to force UN sanctions on Iran 

2020/07/22A1B92C-2543-4CCC-876A-85352FF79A06-1596178579.jpeg
Read: 738     11:28     31 July 2020    

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday hinted that the United States would seek to force UN sanctions on Iran if an arms embargo lapses, AFP reported.


The UN Security Council’s arms embargo on Iran is due to expire in October. Pompeo recently vowed to use all means available to extend the UN arms embargo.

The United States has put forward a resolution to extend the embargo but faces opposition from veto-wielding Russia and China, which stand to win contracts with Tehran.

Iran’s UN ambassador warned recently that he believes the US resolution to extend the arms embargo will be defeated and warned it would be “a very, very big mistake” if the Trump administration then tries to re-impose UN sanctions.

Britain, France and Germany have made clearthey would not back US efforts to unilaterally trigger the reimposition of United Nations sanctions on Iran.

Pompeo on Thursday told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the United States would introduce a resolution to extend the embargo "in the near future" which "we hope will be met with approval from other members of the P5."

"In the event it's not, we're going to take the action necessary to ensure that this arms embargo does not expire," he added, according to AFP.

The United States has previously said it has the authority to "snap back" UN economic sanctions that were lifted as part of a nuclear deal with Iran.

"We have the capacity to execute snapback and we're going to use it in a way that protects and defends America," Pompeo told the committee.



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