Washington rejects Russia’s invitation to the Security Council meeting to discuss sanctions on Iran

Selava Omar – – “Agencies”

Dmitry Poliansky, First Deputy Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, announced that the United States is seeking to block Russia’s call for a meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss US steps to re-impose sanctions on Iran.

“After the false assertion that they have launched the process of reinstating sanctions, our American colleagues opposed a meeting of the Security Council to discuss what is happening in the implementation of Resolution 2231,” Poliansky wrote on Twitter.

He added, “We regret that not only are they trying to mislead the world about the right to start reinstating sanctions, but they also avoid honest discussion of this issue, this is inappropriate behavior for a great country.”

Sources in the UN Security Council had previously reported that Russia had requested a meeting of the Council on Friday to discuss the issue of the United States’ intention to re-impose sanctions against Iran.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had met with the President of the UN Security Council and delivered a complaint about Iran’s failure to comply with the provisions of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to re-impose sanctions against Iran in accordance with UN Resolution 2231.

Earlier, the official spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry,”Maria Zakharova”, announced that Moscow calls on the international community to confront the intentions of the United States to resume UN sanctions against Iran.

It is noteworthy that Resolution 2231, adopted in 2015, which regulated the establishment of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, provides for a mechanism for the automatic renewal of United Nations sanctions against Iran if Iran does not fulfill its obligations under the JCPOA.

This mechanism operates for a period of 10 years from 2015, and the resolution assumes that if any serious violations by Iran are detected during this period, the state will not be able to avoid sanctions unless the relevant UN Security Council resolution is adopted, and if one of its permanent members speaks, at least against Iran, the sanctions will be automatically renewed within 30 days.

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