The US has accused Russia and China of spreading disinformation in an attempt to challenge Washington’s right to launch a procedure to restore anti-Iranian sanctions under resolution 2231. This was stated by US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, RIA Novosti reports.
According to him, resolution 2231 does not depend on the Joint comprehensive plan of action for the settlement of the Iranian nuclear program (JCPOA). Therefore, despite the fact that in 2018, US President Donald trump decided to withdraw from the JCPOA, Washington has every right to use the mechanism for imposing sanctions against Iran.
Pompeo believes that Russia and China will try to confuse everyone and challenge this fact using disinformation tactics.
Earlier, Russia requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in connection with the us appeal to the international organization with the intention to launch the procedure for restoring sanctions against Iran. According to the Russian diplomat, due to the recent events surrounding the implementation of resolution 2231, Russia requested an open meeting on the morning of August 21.
Britain, France and Germany refused to support US plans to restore sanctions against Iran. According to the joint statement of the countries, such steps contradict their efforts under the JCPOA.
Resolution 2231, which was adopted in 2015, contains a mechanism for automatically resuming UN sactions against Iran if the country does not comply with its obligations under the JCPOA.
The US has repeatedly demanded an extension of the ban on arms deliveries to Iran, which expires on October 18, 2020, in accordance with the terms of the so-called Tehran nuclear deal with the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. At the same time, in 2018, the American side announced its withdrawal from this agreement and threatened Iran with additional sanctions.