Russian envoy calls White House to refrain from unilateralism
Permanent Representative of Russia to International Organizations in Vienna advised the White House to respect the views of other members of the UN Security Council instead of pursuing a policy of unilateralism on the international stage.
It would be also prudent lo listen to the views of UNSC Member States. https://t.co/pqUvc9I1vt— Mikhail Ulyanov (@Amb_Ulyanov) July 12, 2020
In June, the United States introduced a draft resolution at the UN Security Council to extend the arms embargo on Iran before it expires in mid-October. Russia and China have already voiced their opposition to the draft resolution.
In 2015, Iran signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the US, and the European Union. It required Iran to scale back its nuclear program and severely downgrade its uranium reserves in exchange for sanctions relief, including lifting the arms embargo five years after the deal's adoption. In 2018, the US pulled out of the JCPOA and reinstated harsh sanctions on Tehran.