U.S. says Iran sanctions back on, but the world is ignoring Washington

announcement “is incapable of having legal effect,” so it cannot reimpose sanctions on Iran. action illegal because President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the plan in 2018.Guterres was clear that the U.N. Kelly Craft wrote in a letter obtained by CBS News’ Falk. 

It remains unclear how the administration will respond to being ignored, particularly by its European allies, which have pledged to keep the nuclear deal alive. would not act until and unless there is clarification from the Council, reports CBS News’ Pamela Falk. In a letter sent Friday to the Security Council president, Britain, France and Germany — the three European participants who remain committed to the agreement — said the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends the United Nations Security Council meeting on Iran at the United Nations on December 12, 2018 in New York City. positionChina and Russia have been particularly adamant in rejecting the U.S. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox

The U.S. announcement is certain to cause controversy during the U.N.’s annual high-level meetings of the General Assembly starting Monday, which is being held mainly virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We remain committed to preserve the nuclear agreement. Kevin Hagen/Getty

Therefore, Guterres said: “It is not for the secretary-general to proceed as if no such uncertainty exists.”

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But the overwhelming majority of members in the 15-nation council call the U.S. claimed Monday that in the absence of an opposing resolution from the Security Council, the “snapback” became valid last night. “Since the Security Council did not adopt a resolution to the contrary, at midnight GMT on September 20, all Member States are obligated to implement the re-imposed measures,” U.S. Consequently, the US attempt to initiate the ‘snapback mechanism’ is incapable of having any legal effect. sanctions eased or lifted by the nuclear deal are re-imposed and must be enforced by U.N. The U.S. points to Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorsed the nuclear agreement. pic.twitter.com/N3LnmwRT5d— GermanForeignOffice (@GermanyDiplo) September 20, 2020

China’s U.N. Those bans were either removed or set to expire under the terms of the 2015 deal in which Iran was granted billions of dollars in sanctions relief in return for curbs on its nuclear program.Lonely U.S. It’s very painful to see how a great country humiliates itself like this, opposes in its obstinate delirium other members of UN Security Council. The E3 🇩🇪🇫🇷🇬🇧 note that the US ceased to be a participant to the JCPoA following their withdrawal on 8 May, 2018. says Iran sanctions back on, but the world is ignoring Washington

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Can Pompeo nail the coffin closed on the Iran nuclear deal? had only isolated itself. will enforce the restored sanctions, and the State and Treasury departments are expected to outline how foreign individuals and businesses will be penalized for violations.”The United States expects all U.N. member states to fully comply with their obligations to implement these measures,” Pompeo said. Ambassador to the U.N. First published on September 21, 2020 / 7:23 AM It’s time to end the political drama by the US.” In its own letter to the Security Council on Saturday, Iran said the U.S. move “is null and void, has no legal standing and effect and is thus completely unacceptable.”U.S. agencies, organizations and treaties, further away from the international community. #Iran https://t.co/EbQ6UkJ6FE— Dmitry Polyanskiy (@Dpol_un) September 20, 2020

Russia’s deputy ambassador to the U.N., Dmitry Polyanskiy, said the U.S. The U.S. Secretariat, which Guterres heads, provides support to the Security Council in implementing sanctions including establishing committees and panels of experts to monitor their implementation along with websites on the nature of sanctions and lists of those on sanctions blacklists.Guterres said the U.N. It states that “a JCPOA participant state” can trigger the “snapback” mechanism. Is Washington deaf? won’t take any action “pending clarification by the Security Council” on whether or not sanctions that have been lifted should be reimposed.Under the “snapback” provision, U.N. says Iran sanctions back on, but the world is ignoring Washington

Updated on: September 21, 2020 / 8:59 AM
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United Nations — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations will not support reimposing sanctions on Iran as the United States is demanding until he gets a green light from the Security Council. sanctions against Iran have been restored, a move most of the rest of the world rejects as illegal and is likely to ignore. chief said in a letter to the council president obtained by CBS News on Saturday that “there would appear to be uncertainty” on whether or not U.S. U.S. And he said the presidents of the council for August and September “have indicated that they were not in a position to take any action in regard to this matter.”

U.S. We all clearly said in August that US claims to trigger #snapback are illegitimate. secretary of state, neither have any of its members or its president.”He said the majority of council members have written to the council president “to the effect that the letter did not constitute a notification” that “snapback” was triggered. “If U.N, member states fail to fulfill their obligations to implement these sanctions, the United States is prepared to use our domestic authorities to impose consequences for those failures and ensure that Iran does not reap the benefits of U.N.-prohibited activity.”The U.S. announcement came 30 days after Pompeo notified the council that the administration was triggering “snapback” because Iran was in “significant non-performance” with its obligations under the accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. position could push the administration, which has already withdrawn from multiple U.N. later killed

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“No action” yetThe U.S. allies have not been shy either.  

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U.S. insists that as an original participant it has the legal right, even though it ceased participating.Guterres noted in the letter that “the Security Council has taken no action subsequent to the receipt of the letter of the U.S. A wholesale rejection of the U.S. Those would include hitting Iran with penalties for uranium enrichment to any level, ballistic missile activity and buying or selling conventional weapons. cannot be considered “a JCPOA participant state and cannot initiate the process of reinstating UN sanctions.” Consequently, he said, the sanctions remain lifted. “It’s very painful to see how a great country humiliates itself like this, opposes in its obstinate delirium other members of U.N. Security Council,” he wrote on Twitter. Mission tweeted: “US unilateral announcement on the return of UN sanctions on IRAN is devoid of any legal, political or practical effect. … Iran executes man it says spied on top general U.S. threatens “consequences”  The White House plans to issue an executive order on Monday spelling out how the U.S. European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, who coordinates the JCPOA Joint Commission, reiterated that the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo triggered the “snapback” mechanism in the Security Council resolution that enshrined the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers.The Trump administration declared Saturday that all U.N. member states. position, but U.S. The U.N.