The most recent transfer is the newest within the “most strain” marketing campaign towards Tehran — one which has left the US largely remoted. It comes after the administration failed to increase the traditional weapons embargo set to run out subsequent month below the Iran nuclear deal.
“America expects all UN Member States to completely adjust to their obligations to implement these measures. Along with the arms embargo, this consists of restrictions such because the ban on Iran participating in enrichment and reprocessing-related actions, the prohibition on ballistic missile testing and improvement by Iran, and sanctions on the switch of nuclear- and missile-related applied sciences to Iran, amongst others. If UN Member States fail to meet their obligations to implement these sanctions, the USA is ready to make use of our home authorities to impose penalties for these failures and be sure that Iran doesn’t reap the advantages of UN-prohibited exercise,” Pompeo mentioned in an announcement.
Different international locations have rejected the US’ argument that it might reimpose the UN sanctions that had been lifted below the Iran nuclear deal because the Trump administration withdrew from the deal in 2018. They aren’t anticipated to acknowledge the snapback sanctions.
“Within the coming days, the USA will announce a spread of further measures to strengthen implementation of UN sanctions and maintain violators accountable,” Pompeo mentioned with out offering further particulars on these measures.
CNN has reached out to the Iran mission to the UN for remark.
Specialists have informed CNN that this unilateral effort — which comes lower than two months earlier than the presidential election — is unlikely to have an effect on arms gross sales by itself. Some say the transfer additional alienates the US from its E3 allies — Germany, France and the UK — and serves to additional undercut the 2015 Iran nuclear settlement.