Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Sunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election Trump steps up Iran fight in final election stretch MORE introduced Saturday that the U.S. will reimpose UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions within the area.
President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans ‘should hold the same position’ on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant ‘Fill that seat’ at North Carolina rally MORE teased the sanctions earlier this week and vowed to implement them despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has rejected the United States’ authority to reimpose the sanctions.
“The United States expects all UN Member States to totally adjust to their obligations to implement these measures,” Pompeo said in a statement. “In addition to the arms embargo, this includes restrictions such as the ban on Iran engaging in enrichment and reprocessing-related activities, the prohibition on ballistic missile testing and development by Iran, and sanctions on the transfer of nuclear- and missile-related technologies to Iran, among others.”
Pompeo stated that if UN Member States don’t again the sanctions, the U.S. “is prepared to use our domestic authorities to impose consequences for those failures and ensure that Iran does not reap the benefits of UN-prohibited activity.”
“In the approaching days, the United States will announce a spread of extra measures to strengthen implementation of UN sanctions and maintain violators accountable,” Pompeo added.
Other UN members have rejected the concept the U.S. may reimpose the UN sanctions that had been lifted underneath the Iran Nuclear Deal, which the Trump administration withdrew from in 2018. The UNSC will doubtless not acknowledge the snapback sanctions.
Iranian ambassador to the UN, Majid Takht Ravanchi, stated the sanctions had been “null and void.”
“US’ illegal & false ‘deadline’ has come and gone.” Ravanchi wrote on Twitter, warning that the U.S. “swimming against int’l currents will only bring it more isolation.”
According to The Guardian Iran’s international minister, Javad Zarif, known as the sanctions a “false declare” that won’t occur.
“The Americans claim that … within a few hours, the resolutions [sanctions] will return. But they themselves realize that this is a false claim,” Zarif reportedly stated on a state tv community. “The Americans as a rule act as a bully and impose sanction … The world group ought to resolve tips on how to act in the direction of bullying.”