Iran: Futile Attempts Made by Washington

New Eastern Outlook
Pub Date: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 20:59

Permanent Representative of Niger to the United Nations Abdou Abarry, who took over as President of the UN Security Council, said he supported the statement that no further action can be taken concerning the request submitted by the US to reinstate UN sanctions against Iran, since the body’s 15 members cannot reach a consensus. Moreover, thirteen Council members argue that Washington&;s attempt to reimpose UN sanctions against Iran is has no validity, given that it uses a process which was agreed upon during the nuclear deal between Tehran and other world powers, and the US rejected that in 2018.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in response to this stated that on August 20, he initiated a 30-day process to reinstate all international sanctions against Iran, known as the snapback, by filing a complaint with the UN Security Council that groundlessly accused Tehran of violating the 2015 nuclear deal. This kind of hypocrisy, gross distortion of the obvious facts, and bald-faced lies is simply surprising, and is causing many people to doubt that US leadership has an adequate ability to pursue a level-headed policy towards many countries around the world.