Failure of anti-Iranian resolution sign of US global isolation

Iran's ambassador to the UK said that the Security Council's opposition to a US-sponsored resolution extending the arms embargo on Iran reflects Washington's international isolation.

Iran Press/Europe: Iran's ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad in his tweet stated that the UN Security Council’s total rejection of the US draft resolution on the extension of the arms embargo against Iran demonstrates the level of international isolation the US administration faces.

He added: "Maximum international pressure is mounting against the US to change its policy regarding Iran’s nuclear deal."

The proposed US resolution to extend Iran's arms embargo failed to cross the UN Security Council barrier and registered another setback in US Diplomacy.

According to Resolution 2231, which was approved by the Security Council following JCPOA, Iran's arms embargo will end on October 17 this year, after 13 years. Hence, the Americans first proposed a very strict resolution consisting of 15 preliminary clauses and 35 operational clauses.

The United States amended its resolution on Tuesday, limiting it to two preliminary clauses and two operational clauses, as it became clear that countries strongly opposed the resolution, which was a declaration of war on Iran.

The resolution was formally opposed by the UN Security Council with 11 abstentions, two in favor (the US and the Dominican Republic), and two against.

The British ambassador to the United Nations said in a statement that Britain had voted against the US anti-Iran resolution in the Security Council because it was clear it did not have the necessary support.


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