Takht-Ravanchi: UNSC should reject US unilateralism

New York (IP) - Iran's permanent representative to the United Nations, in response to the US anti-Iran resolution on the arms embargo, said that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should once again reject US coercion and unilateralism.

Iran Press/America: Majid Takht-Ravanchi wrote on his Tweeter page on Monday: "At the UNSC, the US is actively resorting to Iran-phobia and coercion to gain support for its unlawful anti-2231 resolution, illegally seeking to extend an arms embargo on Iran.

The Council must reject bullying and unilateralism—again—as it did when the US first introduced its draft.

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.


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