Iran's ambassador to Beijing said that China's confrontation with US bullying policies at the UN has thwarted Washington's unilateralism, which has been accelerated by Iran's active diplomacy in New York, and Beijing.

Iran PressAsia"Iran-China relations have been upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2016 with the Chinese president's visit to Iran," Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh wrote in a Twitter message on Saturday, referring to Beijing's opposition to the US request for a snapback mechanism against Iran.

China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in a Twitter message on Friday stated: "The US claimed that whether or not a resolution to continue sanctions relief is introduced, sanctions on Iran will return. 'Full of LIES'. US is no longer a participant to JCPOA, and therefore ineligible to invoke the snapback. 13 UNSC members believe the snapback is not triggered."

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo previously wrote in a Twitter message that after the failure of the Security Council in its mission to maintain peace and security, the United States announced the 30-day return process of all UN sanctions against Iran.

 

According to Pompeo, the sanctions will return at midnight on September 20 GMT.

The United States announced its withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the "Iran nuclear deal" on May 8, 2018.

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