The decision comes despite opposition from Washington’s closest European allies and uncertainty over how to impose those sanctions.
Mike Pompeo says the United States is ready to punish countries that do not comply with Iran’s sanctions. In a Twitter post, Pompeo threatens that any nation that refuses to comply with Washington in this regard will suffer “consequences.”
“If the UN member states do not fulfill their obligations to implement these sanctions, the United States is ready to use our internal authorities to impose consequences and ensure that Iran does not reap the benefits of UN-banned activity,” the U.S. foreign minister wrote. .
Prior to the announcement, Britain, Germany and France sent a letter to the UN Security Council stating that the sanctions exemption agreed in the nuclear deal with Iran would remain in force.
Iran has called on the world’s states to unite against Washington’s “reckless actions.”
“We expect the international community and all the states of the world to unite in the face of these reckless actions of the White House regime,” a spokesman for diplomacy in Tehran told a news conference on September 20. .
Iran on Sunday urged countries around the world to react “with one voice” against “irresponsible actions” by the United States, following Washington’s unilateral declaration on the re-establishment of United Nations sanctions against Tehran, informs AFP.
“We expect the international community and the world to oppose these irresponsible actions of the White House regime and to speak with one voice,” said Saeed Khatibzadeh, a spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry. a press conference.
Russia denounces US unilateral declaration on reintroduction of UN sanctions against Iran
The Russian Foreign Ministry on Sunday denounced the unilateral statement by the United States that UN sanctions are back in force, stressing that Washington’s claims have no legal basis, informs AFP.
“US illegitimate initiatives and actions cannot by definition have legal international consequences for other countries,” the Russian ministry said in a statement.
Russia, Iran’s key ally, accused Washington of lending itself to “theatrical performance” and stressed that US statements “do not correspond to reality.”
She accused the US of “trying to force everyone to wear virtual reality goggles” and accepting visions as real facts. Washington’s attitude “has dealt a severe blow to the authority of the UN Security Council” and has shown open “contempt for its decisions and for international law as a whole. It is unacceptable, and not only for us but also for other members of the Security Council. “, said the Russian ministry.
Russia has said it “fully supports” the Security Council’s position that Washington’s initiatives are “null and void.”
She added that efforts to implement the 2015 agreement on Iran’s nuclear program will continue.