Iran envoy implies US failed to forge consensus for anti-Iran resolution at UNSC
…from PressTV, Iran
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And then during the anti-terrorist ‘lockdown’ with huge screening on foreign travel, the Chinese Uyghurs had zero problems flying into Turkey and crossing into Syria by the thousands, even bringing their families with them.
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– First published … June 25, 2020 –
Iran’s permanent ambassador to the United Nations has implied that the United States failed to garner support for its anti-Iran resolution at the United Nations Security Council, which was meant to extend an existing arms embargo on the Islamic Republic.
Majid Takht Ravanchi made the remarks in a Thursday tweet just a day after the US briefed the UN Security Council on a resolution, which called for a 2015 arms embargo against Iran to be extended.
The US resolution, in which Iran has been blamed for a 2019 attack on Saudi oil facilities, claimed that lifting the arms embargo could have “major implications” for security and stability of the Middle East region, urging the UN body to “prohibit the supply, sale or transfer, direct or indirect … of weapons and related materials” to Iran.
“Yesterday, US briefed #UNSC on the extension of arms embargo on Iran and called for Council’s unity,” the Iranian ambassador said in his tweet.
Takht Ravanchi, however, added that in a later report released by the US State Department, the American side made no mention of how members of the Security Council reacted to Washington’s anti-Tehran resolution.
“Perhaps reason was their UNANIMOUS call for full implementation of #JCPOA & UNSCR 2231,” he concluded.
The US attempt to extend the arms embargo against Iran was part of Washington’s so-called “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran.
France, the UK and Germany — all signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, which is officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — argued against lifting the arms embargo against Tehran, refuting the US claims.
On Wednesday, foreign ministers of Iran and China voiced their strong opposition to bullying practices of the US and its policy of unilateralism, throwing their outright support behind multilateralism and principles of international law.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, made the remarks in a video-conference, during which the Chinese top diplomat opposed any attempt to change the terms of the JCPOA and UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorses the accord.
He also reiterated that the United States “has no right” to resort to the mechanisms enshrined in the JCPOA to achieve certain goals after its withdrawal from the deal.