“The United States expects all UN member states to fully comply with their obligations to implement these measures,” Pompeo said in a statement. In addition to the arms embargo, this includes restrictions such as a ban on Iran engaging in enrichment and reprocessing activities, a ban on the testing and development of ballistic missiles by Iran. Iran, and sanctions on nuclear and missile technology transfer. in Iran, among others.
Pompeo said that if UN member states do not support the sanctions, the United States “is prepared to use our national authorities to impose consequences for these failures and ensure that Iran does not reap the benefits of the activities. prohibited by the UN.
“In the coming days, the United States will announce a series of additional measures to strengthen the implementation of UN sanctions and hold violators accountable,” Pompeo added.
Other UN members rejected the idea that the United States could reimpose the UN sanctions that had been lifted under the Iran nuclear deal, from which the Trump administration withdrew in 2018. The UNSC is unlikely to recognize take-back sanctions.
Iranian Ambassador to the UN Majid Takht Ravanchi said the sanctions were “null and void”.
“The ‘illegal and bogus’ US deadline has come and gone.” Ravanchi wrote on Twitter, warning that the United States “swimming against international currents will only further isolate them.” ”
According to Iranian Guardian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, the sanctions are a “misrepresentation” that will not happen.
“The Americans say that … in a few hours, the resolutions [sanctions] will come back. But they themselves realize that this is a false statement, ”Zarif reportedly said on a public television channel. “As a general rule, Americans act like a bully and impose sanctions … The world community should decide how to act in the face of bullying.”