The Israeli Government showed its support for the US announcement to unilaterally reimpose the sanctions against Iran, which were rejected by the three European countries that signed the 2015 nuclear pact with Tehran, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.
“Even now, Iran continues to be a significant threat to the world and the region. Its leaders continue to forward their nuclear project while terrorist ‘proxies’ operate throughout the Middle East, “said Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz.
The “continuous pressure from the Government of USA against Iranian aggression is vital and I commend their uncompromising efforts against the Iranian regime in the name of regional stability, “he added.
Ask Europeans for support
Also the Foreign Minister, Gaby Ashkenazi, wanted to thank the White House for the “dedicated action, led by President Trump and Secretary (of State Mike) Pompeo at the UN Security Council, to prevent the lifting of the arms embargo to Iran “.
Ashkenazi urged all countries to support Washington, “not to sell weapons to Iran and apply sanctions completely,” and called for a change of opinion from the three European countries involved in the nuclear pact with Tehran.
“I call our friends, the E3 countries – France, UK and Germany – to withdraw their opposition and work towards a rigorous implementation of the sanctions regime, both at the state level and in the European Union and in the UN institutions, “he insisted.
Threatens world peace
The Iranian Government assured this Sunday that the unilateral measure of the United States to reestablish international sanctions against its country, is “a great threat” to world peace and for the UN, and warned to give “a serious response” if necessary.
At midnight from Saturday to Sunday, the US unilaterally declared restored all international sanctions against Iran that were lifted with the 2015 nuclear agreement and threatened members of the HIM-HER-IT that they oppose.
In August, Washington initiated proceedings before the UN to reinstate those sanctions, but most of the Security Council -including the rest of the powers with the right of veto-, consider that the US cannot use this mechanism because it abandoned the pact in 2018.