UN Security Council vote on US anti-Iranian resolution postponed

The US envoy to the United Nations on Tuesday announced a one-week postponement of voting on a proposed resolution by the US to extend Iran arms embargo.

Iran PressAmerica: The US envoy to the United Nations Kelly Craft said that the proposed US resolution to extend Iran's arms embargo would be voted on by the Security Council next week.

The US government was due to vote on a resolution in the Security Council on Tuesday calling for an extension of Iran's arms embargo.

As the deadline for lifting UN arms sanctions against Iran, which is part of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, approaches, the Americans have redoubled their efforts to prevent the sanctions from being lifted.

The United States withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) two years ago, without regard to Security Council Resolution 2231.

In a new legal interpretation, the US claims that according to the provisions of this resolution, it is still one of the participants in the JCPOA and in this context, US has the right to use the mechanisms mentioned in this agreement, including the trigger mechanism for the return of sanctions against Iran.

The claim made by the US received a clear response from Russia and China.

China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations recently stated that the United States had violated its obligations under Security Council Resolution 2231 by withdrawing from the JCPOA.

The United States has no right to extend arms sanctions against Iran, let alone to invoke the snapback mechanism.

Russia's Foreign Ministry has also stressed that the United States can not use UN Security Council Resolution 2231 to extend arms embargo on Iran.

US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew his country from the international agreement on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in violation of Washington's commitments under the JCPOA, and announced the return of nuclear sanctions

Trump's move has drawn widespread domestic and international condemnation.


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