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World US Secretary of State for Longer Iran Arms Embargo

00:25  01 july  2020
00:25  01 july  2020 Source:   rollingstone.de

The UN is considering an extension of the embargo on arms sales to Iran

 The UN is considering an extension of the embargo on arms sales to Iran IRAN-USA-ONU: The UN is considering an extension of the embargo on arms sales to Iran © Reuters / LEONHARD FOEGER THE UN IS LOOKING AT AN EXTENSION OF THE ARMAMENT SALE TO IRAN UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The UN Security Council will start on Wednesday examination of an American proposal to extend the embargo on arms sales to Iran without limitation. The ban, under the terms of the 2015 agreement on the nuclear program of the Islamic Republic, currently runs until next October.

The United States ’ overwhelming preference is to work with this council to extend the arms embargo to protect human life, to protect our national The council must reject extortion diplomacy. President Rouhani recently declared, quote, “ Iran will give a crushing response if the arms embargo on Tehran

Earlier this month, the United States circulated a draft resolution on the measure to the 15-member council, but council veto-powers Russia and China U . S . President Donald Trump's administration has long argued that the arms embargo on Iran should not be lifted. The arms embargo is set to end in

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken out in the United Nations Security Council for an unlimited extension of the arms embargo against Iran.

US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo will ein Embargo gegen Iran verlängern. © Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP / dpa US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants to extend an embargo against Iran.

The country is not a "responsible democracy" and the Council must continue to hold Iran accountable, said Pompeo at a virtual meeting. “Listen to the countries in the region, Israel, the Gulf States, the countries in the Middle East that are most exposed to the Iranian reenactments. They speak with one voice: prolonged the embargo, »he said.

There have been international disputes about dealing with Iran for years. In a long-negotiated agreement, the country had allowed greater control over its nuclear weapons activities and, in return, relief from international economic sanctions. The United Nations had accepted the agreement. However, the USA withdrew from the agreement in 2018; other countries therefore argue that they now have no right to decide on the further design of the conditions.

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  France freezes role in NATO Libya force amid Turkey tensions PARIS (AP) — France is suspending its involvement in a NATO naval operation off Libya’s coast after a standoff with a Turkish ship and amid growing tensions within the military alliance over Libya. France’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday that France sent a letter Tuesday to NATO saying it is suspending its participation in Sea Guardian “temporarily.” A ministry official said France wants NATO allies to “solemnly reaffirm their attachment” to the arms embargo on Libya. France has accused Turkey of repeated violations of the U.N.

U . S . Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to extend an arms embargo on Iran before it expires in October The United States has circulated a draft resolution to the 15-member council that would indefinitely extend the arms embargo on Tehran, but

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on UN Security Council members to extend the arms embargo on Iran , which expires in October this year. “ We know that the extension of the embargo will put more pressure on Tehran to start acting like a normal state .

The United States has argued that it was an original country participating in the agreement and could therefore trigger the reintroduction of all pre-nuclear sanctions against Iran. Washington has also unilaterally imposed sanctions on Tehran.

Should the embargo expire, this would have far-reaching consequences for the region. "Iran will hold a sword of Damocles over economic stability in the Middle East, endangering countries like Russia and China that rely on stable energy prices," said Pompeo. Both countries are also permanent members of the Security Council and therefore have veto rights. They have already signaled that they do not want to follow the US application. Iran is facing a severe economic crisis because of the US sanctions and, according to the US think tank Soufan, has hardly any funds to buy arms abroad.

NATO partner: Turkey demands apology from France

 NATO partner: Turkey demands apology from France Turkey accuses France of disseminating false information about the incident with a French warship in the Mediterranean and demands an official apology. © Photo: Patrick Baz / AFP POOL / epa / dpa A helicopter of the French Navy takes off from the "Tourville" frigate on the Red Sea. "France has neither told the EU nor NATO the truth," said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu on Thursday after talks with Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) in Berlin.

Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State of the United States , Brian Hook, held discussions on Iran with His The embargo is an important tool to counter Iran ’s proliferation of arms to proxies. It promotes greater regional stability and holds Iran accountable for its

“Despite the embargo , Iran seeks to provide weapons to terrorist groups, so what Iran will become more ferocious and aggressive,” Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir told a “ We urge the international community to extend the embargo on selling arms to Iran and on Iran ’s ability

At the meeting, the German UN ambassador Christoph Heusgen admitted that the human rights situation in Iran was problematic. "There are political prisoners, no freedom of the press, and significant interference in the foreign policy of other countries in the region," he enumerated. One therefore shares concerns about the limitations of the UN resolution and the embargo. However, even after the embargo, Iran was prohibited from trading arms with non-governmental organizations. "Multilaterism is about obligations and reliability," said Heusgen. "And I want to appeal to everyone to return to and implement Resolution 2231 and the JCPOA nuclear deal."


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