The United States To Impose Sanctions On Those Who Violate A United Nations Arms Embargo On Iran



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As per the latest news, on Wednesday the United States stated that it plans to impose sanctions on those who would violate the U.N. arms embargo on Iran which according to Washington shall now stay in place instead of expiring in October as had been agreed under a 2015 nuclear deal.

According to a statement released by the U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela and Iran Elliot Abrams, Washington could thereby deny access to the U.S. market to anyone who trades in weapons with Iran, which the President, Donald Trump’s administration further accuses of seeking to develop nuclear weapons.

However, Iran has strictly denied its news of developing nuclear weapons.

It was in 2018 when Trump had quit the Iran nuclear deal under which Tehran had limited its nuclear activities in return for sanctions relief, and had further re-imposed U.S. sanctions. Moreover, Washington has also stated that it has triggered a return of all the U.N. sanctions on Iran which would take effect this weekend.

However, the other parties involved in the nuclear deal that includes Britain, China, France, Germany, and Russia, and also most of the U.N. Security Council has said that they still do not believe the fact that the United States has re-imposed the U.N. sanctions.

According to a statement released by a senior U.N. Security Council diplomat on the condition of anonymity, the situation looks like pulling a trigger, and then no bullet comes out. It’s like there shall be no snapback and the sanctions will remain suspended, and that the JCPOA (nuclear deal) will remain in place.

When Abrams was asked if Washington is making any kind of concrete plans now for some secondary sanctions to enforce the arms embargo, he informed the reporters that they are in many ways and that they shall have some more announcements over the weekend and some more announcements on Monday, and then finally on the subsequent days next week.

Few diplomats have said that a couple of nations are most likely to re-impose U.N. sanctions on Iran.

Back on Wednesday, the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo told the reporters that they shall do all the things they need to do, to ensure that those sanctions are being enforced.

Furthermore, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described on Wednesday that the opposition to Washington is like a victory of the Iranian nation and a disgraceful defeat of the United States in regards to the activation of the snapback mechanism.


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