The US refused to discuss its sanctions in the UN security Council on the initiative of Russia
The US opposed Russia’s demand to convene an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over anti-Iranian sanctions. This was announced by Dmitry Polyansky, Russia’s Deputy permanent representative to the UN, on his Twitter account.
According to him, the United States opposed the discussion of the American appeal to the UN to launch the procedure for restoring sanctions against Iran in the framework of resolution 2231. The diplomat also added that the us statement on the return of sanctions was groundless.
Earlier, Russia requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in connection with the us appeal to the international organization with the intention to launch the procedure for restoring sanctions against Iran. Russia intends to hold an open meeting in the morning of August 21.
Britain, France and Germany refused to support US plans to restore sanctions against Iran. According to the joint statement of the countries, such steps contradict their efforts in the framework of the Joint comprehensive plan of action for the settlement of the Iranian nuclear program (JCPOA).
Resolution 2231, which was adopted in 2015, contains a mechanism for automatically resuming UN sanctions against Iran if the country does not comply with its obligations under the JCPOA.
The US has repeatedly demanded an extension of the ban on arms deliveries to Iran, which expires on October 18, 2020, in accordance with the terms of the so-called Tehran nuclear deal with the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. At the same time, in 2018, the American side announced its withdrawal from this agreement and threatened Iran with additional sanctions.