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US plans to appeal to UN to renew sanctions against Iran

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Within a few months, the United States will decide on a petition to the United Nations asking it to re-impose international sanctions on Iran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview with Washington Free Beacon.

According to the publication, referring to a conversation with Pompeo, “in the coming months … he and the president will make an important decision on whether to petition the UN for (the organization) to announce the so-called” return “in relation to a number of international sanctions against Iran, which were lifted during the administration and with the consent of (former US President Barack) Obama. ”

Pompeo said that “while the president has yet to make a final decision … the administration has already begun to lay the foundation for such a course (aimed at the return of UN sanctions).”

In 2015, the Six (Great Britain, Germany, China, Russia, the USA, France) and Iran announced the achievement of the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan.

The agreement provided for the lifting of sanctions in exchange for limiting Iran’s nuclear program. The deal in its original form did not survive even three years: in May 2018, the United States announced a unilateral withdrawal from it and the restoration of stringent sanctions against Tehran.

On January 14, Germany, France and the United Kingdom announced the launch of a dispute resolution mechanism for a nuclear deal with Iran due to Tehran’s refusal to fulfill part of its obligations under the document.

The Europeans have been discussing the adoption of this measure for some time, but decided to take this step only after Iran, as part of a phased reduction of its obligations under the agreement that the United States had previously withdrawn, announced its waiver of restrictions on the number of centrifuges.

The UN Security Council resolution provides for a dispute settlement mechanism in case one of the parties to the nuclear deal considers that Iran is not fulfilling its obligations under it. If the dispute is still not resolved, the parties to the transaction may declare that its conditions are not fulfilled at a meeting of the joint commission and after a certain period of time notify the UN Security Council of a gross violation of the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA).

After that, the Security Council should vote on the extension of the regime for lifting sanctions against Tehran, and if it is not adopted after 30 days, all UN Security Council sanctions will be restored.

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