Foreign Policy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:12
Iran Cautions UNSC to Avoid Making More Mistakes to Appease US
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi called on the UN Security Council member-states not to fall in Washington's trap by extending arms embargo on Iran.

"The US resolution proposing to extend Iran's arms embargo is in violation of the UNSC Resolution 2231, and it would be a devastating mistake for the Security Council," Takht Ravanchi said on Thursday.

Takht Ravanchi made the remarks at a news conference focusing on the Americans' claim to their participation in Resolution 2231 and the possibility of using the snapback mechanism to restore the relevant sanctions.

"The provisions of the draft resolution of the United States to extend the arms embargo are in conflict with the UN Security Council Resolution 2231, and should be rejected," he added.

Takht Ravanchi recalled that Russia and China, as two members with veto power of the UNSC, have expressed their full support for the JCPOA, the full implementation of this agreement and Resolution 2231, and said, "In fact, the US act will have implications for international law, as well as future cooperation with the UNSC."

"The UNSC must be aware that it is violating the resolution it has adopted and it would be a devastating mistake for the council to violate its resolution," he added.

In relevant remarks on Thursday, Takht Ravanchi tweeted that the UNSC members-states unanimously called for full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive PlAN OF Action (JCPOA).

"Yesterday, US briefed #UNSC on the extension of arms embargo on Iran and called for Council's unity," the Iranian envoy wrote on his Twitter account.

He pointed out that "@StateDept note on the briefing mentioned NOTHING about the reaction of UNSC members. Perhaps reason was their UNANIMOUS call for full implementation of #JCPOA & UNSCR 2231."

On May 11, Iran’s top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif said Washington’s attempts to approve a resolution to extend arms embargos against Tehran in violation of the nuclear deal will fail.

“The Americans are attempting to prevent removal of arms embargos against Iran based on the nuclear deal which certainly runs counter to international undertakings. They will not succeed in issuing a resolution based on the nuclear deal because the US has withdrawn from it,” Rapporteur of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini quoted Zarif as saying at a session at the parliament.

 

 

 

 

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