EXPLAINER: U.S. To Sanctions Dozens Tied To Iran Nuclear and Arms Programs
U.S. has the right to trigger 'snapback' because it is part of a binding 'Security Council Resolution,' not JCPOA.
ICBPS- The United States on Monday will impose sanctions on more than two dozen people and entities involved in Iran Nuclear, Missile, and Conventional Arms Programs.
“Speaking on condition of anonymity, a U.S. official told Reuters that Iran could have enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon by the end of the year and that Tehran has resumed long-range missile co-operation with nuclear-armed North Korea. He did not provide detailed evidence regarding either assertion.”
On Saturday, the United States reimposed U.N. sanctions on Iran through a snapback process. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday that all U.N. sanctions on Iran have been restored after the Islamic regime said it would not comply with NPT at all.
The Trump administration has issued an executive order to reimpose U.N. sanctions on Iran, five years after they were abandoned under a nuclear treaty between Tehran and Obama-led superpowers.
Mike Pompeo Friday has vowed that Washington would prevent Iran from buying “Chinese Tanks and Russian Air Defense Systems” as the end to United Nations Arms Embargo against Tehran approaches, reported France Inter Radio.
“Pompeo underlined that while the European Union and U.N. disagreed with the U.S. decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal in 2018 and reimpose unilateral sanctions on Iran, Washington aimed to keep the world safe,” according to the report.
The United Nations’ 15-member Security Council say the U.S. has no legal standing to enforce the “snapback” sanctions, since Washington is no longer a party to the 2015 nuclear deal.
Richard Goldberg, the American political advisor to the U.S. National Security Advisor in the Donald Trump administration, however, has rejected all sympathizing speech and clarified that the White House has the right to trigger ‘snapback’ because it is part of a binding ‘Security Council Resolution,’ not the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Attention all reporters covering "snapback."
So important to understand and report that the "snapback" being triggered is not part of the Iran nuclear deal, but rather part of a binding Security Council Resolution.
That is why US has right to do it even after leaving JCPOA.
— Richard Goldberg (@rich_goldberg) August 19, 2020
The new sanctions also put European allies, China, and Russia on notice that while their inclination may be to ignore the U.S. drive to maintain the U.N. sanctions on Iran, companies based in their nations would feel the bite for violating them, according to Reuters.
The United States said on Wednesday it plans to impose sanctions on those who violate the Iran Arms Embargo.
“Washington could deny access to the U.S. market to anyone who trades in weapons with Iran, which President Donald Trump’s administration accuses of seeking to develop nuclear weapons,” declared the U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela and Iran Elliott Abrams.
Recently, During a meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors held in Vienna, Austria’s capital on September 16, the Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs, Mohsen Baharvand said Iran cannot be expected to comply with all of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) obligations without benefiting from it.
Iran signed a nuclear deal – known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — in 2015 with the democrat Obama-led six superpowers (the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, China, and Russia).
In 2018, the U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew its nation from the Deal for what proved as Iran’s violation of its commitment.
The so-called Deal — signed by superpowers — apparently could not stop Iran nuclear program.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has denied it is developing nuclear weapons – but Washington and its allies in the Middle East believe that Iran nuclear program is not peaceful, and have tried to stop Tehran’s nuclear ambitions which were disclosed by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to be a “secret atomic warehouse” — located in Turquzabad village in Kahrizak Rural District, 27 Km away from the Iranian capital.
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In an Op-Ed, Hossein Shariatmadari threatened that President Donald Trump is the primary target of IRGC to avenge the U.S. killing of top general Qassem Soleimani in early July.
The puppet, whose newspaper is Khamenei’s echo chamber, said “Trump, as the killer of our martyred Haj Qassem Soleimani, should know he will be a primary target of the IRGC for the rest of his life.”
“No matter if he is the president of United States at the time of revenge or not, he will be pursued as IRGC’s main target for the rest of his life,” Shariatmadari added.
In the terrorist-statement, he emphasized that IRGC forces will never give up unless the revenge is done.
Many states and experts in the Middle East believe that the “Iran Arms Embargo” should be done [extended] so that all people across the world can live in a secure and safe place.
The Institute of Capacity Building for Political Studies (ICBPS) is a non-governmental research institute focusing on political studies, international security, and international relations.
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