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Moscow Slams US’ Statement on Restoration of Iran Sanctions as ‘Theatrical Performance’

Sputnik – 20.09.2020

MOSCOW – The United States’ claim that the UN sanctions on Iran were restored is misleading as the UN Security Council (UNSC) took no steps leading to the restoration of restrictions, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

“The US continues to mislead the international community by speculating that the UN Security Council conducted some sort of procedures to restore the effect of UNSC resolutions on Iran sanctions, which were cancelled after the signing of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)”, the official statement from Russia read.

“The facts are that the UN Security Council did not take any action that would lead to the restoration of old sanctions against Iran. All that Washington does is nothing more than a theatrical performance staged in order to subordinate the Security Council to its policy of ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran and turn this authoritative body into its handy tool,” the statement continued.

Moscow further urged Washington to “have enough courage to face the truth and stop speaking on behalf of the UN Security Council”.

Earlier in the day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed “the return of virtually all previously terminated UN sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran” under the snapback mechanism of UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

As stressed in the statement, Resolution 2231 has remained intact and all of its provisions, therefore, must be implemented “in the initially agreed mode and volume on the basis of reciprocity among all states”.

September 20, 2020 - Posted by | Economics, Wars for Israel | , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. The “theatrical performance” would be a comedy if it weren’t such a tragedy. Russia is the adult in the room (on the stage), and I hope all or most of the world is applauding it and cheering Iran’s spunk, as I expect the latter to continue its big-picture and admirable quest for a nukeweapons-free MidEast — and why not Mother Earth? But of course the “full-spectrum global dominance” guys will have none of that….

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    Comment by roberthstiver | September 20, 2020 | Reply

  2. “Earlier in the day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed “the return of virtually all previously terminated UN sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran” under the snapback mechanism of UN Security Council Resolution 2231”.

    That the USA continues to use someone like Pompeo as its “Secretary of State” is a blight on the USA Government’s reputation(if the USA still has any reputation left at all), Appointing an Ex CIA Direction to represent the USA shows an arrogance beyond belief.
    The USA government’s reputation around the World is already in tatters, and the World looks at the criminals who run the USA in disbelief.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | September 20, 2020 | Reply


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