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World U.S. Says UN Sanctions on Iran Back as Allies, Rivals Object

12:41  20 september  2020
12:41  20 september  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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The United States has unilaterally reimposed all UN sanctions against Iran , despite opposition from Washington’ s closest European allies and uncertainty over the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on September 19 announced the so-called snapback of UN sanctions on Iran , threatening U . S . action

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. said international sanctions on Iran are automatically “snapping back” in a move that most nations say the Trump administration doesn’t have the authority to demand since quitting a 2015 nuclear deal two years ago.

a statue in front of a building: A pedestrian wears a protective face mask while walking in central Tehran, Iran, on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani announced a series of banking, welfare and tax relief measures to support business and families as the coronavirus outbreak puts severe strain on the economy. © Bloomberg A pedestrian wears a protective face mask while walking in central Tehran, Iran, on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani announced a series of banking, welfare and tax relief measures to support business and families as the coronavirus outbreak puts severe strain on the economy.

“Sanctions are being re-imposed on Iran,” Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said in a statement late on Saturday. “The United States expects all UN member states to fully comply with their obligations to implement these measures.”

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U . S . says U .N. sanctions on Iran are back as allies and rivals object The Japan Times03:55. Iran urges defiance of sanctions as US threatens US ‘Snaps Back ’ UN Sanctions on Iran Voice of America02:32. Iran ' s FM Zarif says world should oppose U . S . sanctions or expect same CGTN02:21.

U . S . sanctions on Iran have more than halved Iran ’ s oil production since 2018, Sheldon estimates, with exports having decreased from around 2 million barrels per day to between 400,000 to 500,000. U . S . Says UN Sanctions on Iran Back as Allies , Rivals Object .

That’s unlikely to happen, with key European powers on Sunday stressing their commitment to the nuclear agreement.

Since quitting the accord in 2018, the Trump administration has plowed ahead with efforts to undermine the deal, ratcheting up sanctions on the Islamic Republic and even threatening allies if they do business with Tehran.

Yet instead of rallying allies to its side, the U.S. moves have united partners like the U.K., France and Germany with Russia and China, all of whom have sought to salvage the accord. Their support for the deal has left the U.S. isolated on the United Nations Security Council, and most nations say America has no authority to demand the return of international sanctions since it’s no longer a party to the deal.

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“We have worked tirelessly to preserve the nuclear agreement and remain committed to do so,” the foreign ministers of France, Germany and the U.K. said in a statement on Sunday. The accord is “a key pillar of the global non-proliferation architecture” Josep Borrell, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, said in a separate statement, adding that all parties should “do their utmost to preserve the agreement.”

On Saturday, Iran ridiculed the U.S. bid to forcibly restore sanctions, and said it would set Washington’s military outposts in the Persian Gulf “on fire at once” if its adversary tried to start a war. The U.S. move is “void” and a “propaganda ploy,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Iranian state television, while on Sunday his spokesman told reporters the measures would have dangerous consequences for the U.S.

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The United States faces defeat in its move to reimpose U .N. sanctions on Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Washington has unilaterally reimposed sanctions on Iran since 2018, which combined with a drop in oil prices The Telegraph. U . S . Says UN Sanctions on Iran Back as Allies , Rivals Object .

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The U.S. asserts that all of the UN resolutions on Iran that were in place before the 2015 deal -- from a ban on arm deals to restrictions on the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile activity and its nuclear enrichment -- should have gone back into effect as of 8 p.m. New York time on Saturday.

To enforce those measures, if countries like Russia and China disregard them, the U.S. could use tools such as secondary sanctions on shippers, insurers and banks and may even threaten interdictions of ships at sea.

“In the coming days, the United States will announce a range of additional measures to strengthen implementation of UN sanctions and hold violators accountable,” Pompeo said in his statement. “Our maximum pressure campaign on the Iranian regime will continue until Iran reaches a comprehensive agreement with us to rein in its proliferation threats and stops spreading chaos, violence, and bloodshed.”

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The dispute has paralyzed the UN Security Council and threatened lasting damage to the global body. Most Security Council nations appear to be trying to avoid any direct confrontation on the issue until after U.S. presidential elections in November. Democrat Joe Biden has said he would seek to return to the nuclear deal and build on it if elected as U.S. president in November.

“I will offer Tehran a credible path back to diplomacy,” Biden wrote in an op-ed for CNN last week. “If Iran returns to strict compliance with the nuclear deal, the United States would rejoin the agreement as a starting point for follow-on negotiations.”

Trump to Kill What’s Left of Iran Deal Then Confront UN Assembly

The U.S. move comes ahead of Trump’s expected address Tuesday to the UN General Assembly, which is being held virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump may use that address to renew his past denunciations of Iran and vow to enforce the renewed sanctions.

During his 2016 campaign, Trump called the Iran nuclear accord the “worst deal ever,” saying it didn’t do enough to stop Tehran’s ambitions for nuclear weapons. But the president has also said Iran is eager to have talks with the U.S. and will do so soon after the November election, a statement officials in Tehran have repeatedly rejected. Instead, Iranian officials say, the U.S. needs to lift existing sanctions before any talks begin.

(Updates with France, Germany, U.K. statement in sixth paragraph)

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