Pakistani Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

Pakistani Foreign Ministry Spokesman on Thursday opposed US sanctioning policies and its decision to activate the snapback.

Iran Press/ Asia: Pakistan Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri on Thursday in his weekly press conference with local and foreign media in Islamabad, reiterated the strong position of his government in supporting the Iran nuclear deal and getting rid of anti-Iranian sanctions.

"We believe in constructive engagement with Iran instead of sanctions," he said in response to a question about US sanctions and Trump's decision to use the snapback mechanism.

The Pakistani spokesman described JCPOA as a clear model for resolving complex international issues through the diplomatic channel, adding, "Sanctions and coercion are ineffective and the path of engagement with Tehran must be taken."

"We have seen the positions of the members of the UN Security Council on sanctions or the activation of the trigger mechanism, which results in the countries not cooperating with the United States," he said.

After withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the United States has launched a comprehensive campaign to put pressure 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.

The Islamic Republic of Iran, as a key member of the Resistance Front, has a key role to play in countering US-Zionist-Saudi conspiracies and actions in the region.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, October 18 the10-year oppressive arms embargo against Iran will end.

The embargo is set to be expired as part of the terms under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear deal signed between Iran and other countries in Vienna in 2015.

Earlier this year, the US presented the United Nations Security Council with a draft resolution seeking to extend the arms embargo. Washington made a move even as it had quit the JCPOA in 2018.

The US draft was met with an almost across-the-board opposition at the Security Council, where only the Dominican Republic voted in favor. 


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