Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations said the UN Security Council’s authority is on the line as the US is threatening the UN members after violating the 2015 nuclear deal and the UNSC Resolution 2231.
“US’s contempt for int’l law has reached a new low. US is in violation of JCPOA & UNSCR 2231; deliberately misinterprets 2231 & threatens UN members—including its closest allies—for standing up to bullying,” Majid Takht Ravanchi said in a post on his Twitter account.
“US’s unilateralism is undermining UN. Council’s authority is on the line,” he added.
Last week, the US was further isolated over its bid to re-impose international sanctions on Iran with 13 countries on the 15-member UN Security Council opposing it, arguing that Washington’s move is void given it is using a process agreed under a nuclear deal it quit two years ago.
In the 24 hours since US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he triggered a 30-day countdown to a return of UN sanctions on Iran, including an arms embargo, 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.
Diplomats said Russia, China, and many other countries are unlikely to re-impose the sanctions on Iran. Pompeo again warned Russia and China against that on Friday, threatening US action if they refuse to re-impose the UN measures on Iran.
Source: Iranian Agencies