Bypassing the UN resolution … Pompeo: The international arms embargo against Tehran is still in effect

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Concurrent with the end of the arms embargo on Iran, the US Secretary of State says that “the international arms embargo against Tehran is still in effect,” and considers that “the purchase of any weapons or related equipment from Iran is a violation of Security Council Resolution 1747.”

  • Pompeo: Washington is ready to use its powers to impose sanctions on any individual or entity involved in buying and selling weapons to Tehran (AFP)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Sunday evening that “Washington is ready to use its powers to impose sanctions on any individual or entity that contributes to buying and selling weapons to Iran,” noting that “the international arms embargo against Tehran is still in effect.”

“Almost all UN sanctions have returned to Iran, including the reimposition of the UN arms embargo,” Pompeo said.

He continued, “Accordingly, the export of some conventional weapons to Iran is a violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) of 1929, and the purchase of any weapons or related materiel from Iran is a violation of Security Council Resolution 1747,” he said. .

“The United States is prepared to use its domestic authorities and impose sanctions on those who provide technical training, financial support, services and other assistance related to these weapons,” Pompeo added.

He added that “every country that seeks to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East and supports the fight against terrorism must refrain from any arms deals with Iran,” as he put it, Pointing out that “supplying Iran with weapons will only exacerbate tensions in the region, place more dangerous weapons in the hands of terrorist groups and proxies, and risk increasing threats to the security of Israel and other peaceful countries,” he said.

The US Secretary of State pointed out that “over the past ten years, countries have refrained from selling weapons to Iran under various United Nations procedures,” noting that “any country that now challenges this embargo will choose clearly to fuel conflict and tension over promoting peace and security.”

Today, I was considered a spokesperson for the organization Iranian Atomic Energy Behrouz Kamalondi, on the occasion of the end of the arms embargo on his country, that “Iran’s diplomacy has proven its effectiveness and worthiness.”

In turn, the spokesman confirmed Iranian Foreign Ministry Saeed Khatib Zadeh, in his tweet on his Twitter account, stated that, on the occasion of the end of the arms embargo at dawn on Sunday, that “Iran produces more than 90% of its defense needs domestically and does not need to depend on the outside.”

Pompeo said on September 20 that … UN sanctions against Iran entered into force again, Despite the organization’s rejection of this order, threatening countries that will not implement the sanctions with “consequences.”

He stressed that “if the member states of the United Nations do not fulfill their obligations to implement these sanctions, the United States is prepared to use our internal powers to regulate the consequences of this failure and to ensure that Iran does not benefit from activities prohibited by the United Nations.”

In response, Iran’s representative to the Security Council, Majid Takht Rawanchi, played down the impact of the US measure to re-impose sanctions on his country in particular, noting that the deadline set by Washington expired without anything happening.

In a letter from Ruanchi to the United Nations Secretary and President of the Security Council, he explained that this is The procedure is illegal and unfounded, Stressing that “the Americans’ illusion and dream will not be realized.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Jawad ZarifTwo days ago, he had written in a tweet in Arabic on his Twitter account that “the day ends automatically according to the 2231 Agreement, restrictions on armaments in my country.”

He said, “It is not strange that his country opposes indiscriminate armament. Weapons in Iran have always been defensive. They did not initiate wars and did not wreak corruption as others do.”

For his part, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, said that he could not take any action against a US declaration to reimpose all UN sanctions on Iran, given that there is “suspicion” in the matter. He also doubted at the same time whether the termination (of the sanctions) … is still valid. “

“The Secretary-General cannot move forward as if no such doubt exists,” Guterres emphasized.

The European parties, signatories to the nuclear deal, said in a message to the 15-member council that “any decision or measure to re-impose United Nations sanctions.”It will have no legal effect. “.

Moscow, for its part, said that Washington should not speak on behalf of the UN Security CouncilAnd confirmed that efforts to preserve the nuclear agreement are continuing.

It was the UN Security Council Refusal On August 15, a US draft resolution extended the arms embargo imposed on Iran, and the United States failed in its attempt to pass the draft resolution after Russia and China objected, and Britain, France, Germany and eight other members abstained from voting.

Iran and the 5 + 1 group signed an agreement in 2015, but US President Donald Trump Announced withdrawal from the nuclear agreement.

It is reported that the arms embargo imposed on Iran ends today, according to the terms of the 2015 nuclear agreement.

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