Tehran (IP) - Spokesman for the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian parliament said the US efforts to extend arms embargo against Iran is futile.

Iran Press/Iran News: In an exclusive interview with Iran Press, Abolfazl Amouei said that the US action is contrary to the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

Stating that if European countries do not abide by the UNSC resolution, the basis of the resolution will be challenged, Amouei emphasized that according to the resolution, the arms embargo against the Islamic Republic of Iran must end on October 18.

China and Russia have clearly announced that they will veto such a resolution, however, Foreign Policy has reported that Washington may even fail to attract the required 9 votes to pass the resolution in the first place.

The United States has started efforts to extend the embargo as a continuation of its anti-Iranian measures. Washington has also threatened that it might use the ‘snapback’ mechanism of the JCPOA if the UNSC rejects the resolution. This is while Washington has ‘ceased participation’ in the deal and, legally speaking, it is not able to use the JCPOA trigger mechanism.

US failure in diplomatic campaign against Iran

The spokesman for the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission stressed that the former US Administration's Special Representative for Iran Brian H. Hook has failed in its diplomatic campaign against Iran.

Amouei said Hook pursues wrong behaviors against Iran, a policy that did not work, except leaving a negative history for him.

"We do not expect his successor Elliott Adams to do better, because he has a record of failure in Venezuela," he said.

He also said that Iran is creating new opportunities for economic strengthening and bringing new allies for economic and political interactions, adding that sanctions, like their designers, will fail.


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