Iranian Foreign Minister said the United States has no right to “abuse” the UN and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to vilify Iran, because Washington has already breached the nuclear deal that Tehran clinched with world powers.
The United States stunned other members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) by preventing a vote on a resolution for a cease-fire in various conflicts around the world to help troubled nations better fight the coronavirus pandemic, diplomats said.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is part of the UN Security Council’s Resolution 2231, adding that it would not exist without the nuclear agreement.
Iran's permanent ambassador to the United Nations office in Geneva criticized the United States for attempting to extend an arms embargo against the Islamic Republic, saying the US must be held to account for taking advantage of the UN Security Council to achieve its own political goals.
The issue of extending the arms embargo on Iran is not on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and there are no grounds for discussion to be held on the matter, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Dozens of countries attending a UN Security Council meeting used the forum to take a swipe at the US administration for assassinating the Middle East's most prominent anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced Washington’s refusal to issue him a visa for attending an upcoming United Nations Security Council meeting, saying US statesmen are vastly terrified of someone going to their country and conveying the truth to the American people.
Iraq says it has lodged a formal complaint to the UN chief and the UN Security Council (UNSC) over the US assassination of Iran's top military commander, Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and the second-in-command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.