UN Security Council members did not support the U.S. in reinstating sanctions against Iran

Most UN Security Council members did not support the U.S. attempt to reinstate sanctions against Iran. This was announced at a meeting of the Security Council on Tuesday, August 25, by Russia’s postpress to the organization Vasily Nebenzya.

“Almost all Council members responded immediately, sending their letters to the chairman. As far as we can judge, in these letters the overwhelming majority of the member countries directly stated that the letter from the U.S. can’t be considered a notification according to paragraph 11 of UN Security Council resolution 2231 and doesn’t start the procedure of restoration of sanctions, as the U.S. has ceased its participation in the OHRLLS,” Nebenzya said.

He added that the U.S. is the only member of the UN Security Council, which believes it has the right to start the procedure of restoration of anti-Iranian sanctions.

In its turn, representatives of France and Germany in the UN Security Council declared about illegality of the USA actions concerning Iran.

Last week, the U.S. special representative for Iran Brian Hook said that restoration of UN sanctions against Iran will put great pressure on the Islamic republic and will bring Tehran back to the negotiating table.

At the same time, Iranian post-representative to the UN Majid Taht Ravanci was sure that the Council would not support the US attempt to restore anti-Iranian sanctions.

In late July, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced about expansion of sanctions against Iranian nuclear, missile and military programs. Washington urged the world powers to extend the arms embargo on Iran. However, even in this case the UN Security Council did not support the corresponding American resolution.