(Washington) The United States on Wednesday, alone and against all, reiterated that UN sanctions against Iran will be reinstated this weekend and that Washington will enforce them.
Posted on Sep 16, 2020 at 2:01 pm
France Media Agency
“The United States will do what it always does. They will take their share of the responsibility, ”said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a press conference at the State Department with his British counterpart Dominic Raab.
“We will do whatever is necessary to ensure that these sanctions are applied and respected,” he added.
Mike Pompeo activated a controversial process on Aug. 20 that would lead to the reinstatement of the international sanctions against Tehran, lifted in 2015, one month later, that weekend, in exchange for Iran’s obligation not to acquire nuclear weapons.
But almost all other members of the United Nations Security Council are denying the United States the right to use this so-called “snapback” mechanism because they withdrew from the Iranian nuclear deal in 2018. who founded it.
Despite this rejection and isolation, US diplomacy has since claimed that sanctions would come back into effect, including a conventional arms embargo that expired in October and that Washington did not extend within the Security Council.
“The United Nations will apply its sanctions as usual,” he said on Wednesday, as these are measures that result from an “effective Security Council resolution”.
The other great powers, including the United States’ European allies, are deaf and assure that after September 20th, despite American claims, nothing will change.
Dominic Raab was careful not to underline these differences in the American capital, but instead insisted on points of convergence.
“We have always praised the efforts of Americans and others to expand the Iranian nuclear deal,” he said. “There may be nuances, but we deal with them constructively,” he added.
In August, Mike Pompeo accused the UK, France and Germany of “having decided to join the Ayatollahs” in Iran.