News ID: 273556
Published: 0244 GMT August 31, 2020

Washington’s desperate efforts against Iran doomed to fail: Vaezi

Washington’s desperate efforts against Iran doomed to fail: Vaezi
IRNA

Iranian president’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi refuted US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’ threatening remarks against Iran, saying the blatant threat of sanctions against countries that oppose the US is a dangerous innovation in the international system as well as in the UN Security Council.

Influenced by the extremist approach and resolve of the Zionist regime, the US administration makes decisions that are completely illegal and irrational, he said, according to IRNA.

Pompeo reiterated on Thursday that the United Nations sanctions against the Islamic Republic will return on September 20.

In a tweet, he said Washington will return all UN sanctions on Iran “at midnight GMT on Sep. 20,” and will sanction any country or entity that opposes its move.

Vaezi emphasized that the use of the trigger mechanism is within the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, adding that in an irrational move, the US has officially withdrawn from the JCPOA and it is clear that it can no longer use the mechanisms within the agreement.

The US is trying to invoke the snapback mechanism in the multilateral nuclear agreement despite its withdrawal from the accord in May 2018.

The United States’ most prominent Western allies have refused to fall into step with the push, which follows Washington’s humiliating defeat in securing an extension of the UN arms embargo against Iran at the UNSC.

On Aug. 25, Indonesia’s UN Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani, the Security Council’s president for August, dismissed attempts by the US to reinstate all UN sanctions against Iran due to a lack of consensus in the 15-member body.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a post on his Twitter account on Friday said the United States has once again threatened to impose restrictions on ‘anyone and any entity’ dealing with the Islamic Republic despite being dismissed by the United Nations Security Council three times.

“After thrice being rejected by SC, US now threatens ‘sanctioning anyone & any entity that comes between US’ & ‘its snapback’,” Zarif said.

 

 

   
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