The United States has reinstated UN sanctions on Iran and will take action against countries that do not do the same, State Department Chief Mike Pompeo said. Writes about this “Interfax”.
According to him, the United States expects all UN countries to introduce such measures. Pompeo stressed that this is an arms embargo, a ban on the enrichment and processing of nuclear materials, on the testing and deployment of ballistic missiles, on the transfer of nuclear technologies to Iran.
The head of the State Department warned that “if the UN members do not fulfill their obligations to implement these sanctions, then the United States is ready to use our national authorities so that such actions will not go without consequences.”
On August 20, the United States notified the UN Security Council chairman of “significant non-compliance by Iran with its obligations” under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian Nuclear Program. Washington said that from that day, a 30-day process was launched to return previously lifted sanctions.
In 2015, Britain, Germany, China, Russia, the United States, France and Iran agreed on a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), lifting sanctions against Iran in exchange for Tehran’s nuclear commitments. In the same year, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2231, which announced the end of the arms embargo on October 18, 2020.
In 2018, US President Donald Trump left the JCPOA and reimposed sanctions on Tehran, which prompted Iran to cut its nuclear obligations. Currently, Washington is demanding an extension of the arms embargo and threatens to otherwise launch a mechanism for returning the sanctions lifted by Resolution 2231.