News ID: 270828
Published: 0848 GMT June 29, 2020

Zarif: US first country in UN history punishing law-abiding states

Zarif: US first country in UN history punishing law-abiding states

Iran’s foreign minister on Monday slammed the US for urging the remaining signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal to violate UN Security Council Resolution 2231 that endorsed the agreement.

“The US isn't merely violating JCPOA and bullying others to do so, too,” Mohammad Javad Zarif, in his tweet, wrote and added, “It also has dishonor of being first in UN history to punish law-abiding countries for NOT violating a Security Council res.”

The top diplomat also said he would present Iran's case to the Security Council on June 30, reported.

Earlier in the day, Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said at his weekly press briefing that the E3's view of extending Iran's arms embargo for another three years is not acceptable by Iran.

“The approach of the West, especially the United States, about Iran's defense capabilities is a security approach that we do not accept,” Mousavi added.

He futher said that the Americans, “due to their destructive actions against the JCPOA and Resolution 2231, have lost the position to question the deal's achievements.”

Mousavi predicted that UNSC's session on Resolution 2231 would be "another defeat for the US,” as the extension of the arms embargo “carries its own repercussions,” and Tehran has planned several “special measures” to take in the event of the ban’s prolongation.

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