04/15/2021

The US cannot use Resolution 2231 (2015 on Iran Nuclear Issue) for actions against Iran. ’

Mayid Tajt Ravanchi

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The US cannot use Resolution 2231 (2015 on Iran Nuclear Issue) for actions against Iran. ’

Iran emphasizes the US It is no longer a member of the nuclear agreement nor is it entitled to anything under UNSC resolution 2231, which upholds the pact.

The permanent representative of Iran to the United Nations (UN), Mayid Tajt Ravanchi, through his account on the social network Twitter, rejected any right that the United States believes it has. to carry out actions under the nuclear agreement – officially named Comprehensive Joint Action Plan (PIAC or JCPOA) – signed in 2015 between Iran and 5 + 1 Group, then made up of the US, the Kingdom United, France, Russia and China, plus Germany.
With this message, issued on Friday, Taj Ravanchi responded to statements by the US ambassador. Before the UN, Kelly Craft, in which he claimed to have shared with Russia a draft resolution of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to extend arms sanctions against Iran.

According to the Persian diplomat, the US ambassador believes that the US It has the right to initiate a process to reimpose the United Nations sanctions against Iran in the framework of resolution 2231, which endorses the JCPOA, which the US left. in May 2018, by decision of its president Donald Trump.

“WRONG: USA it cannot be a ‘participant’ in the JCPOA, since Donald Trump ceased US participation, “says the Persian official’s tweet, adding that” the US, which is violating the resolution, has no right to initiate nothing under (resolution) 2231 ”.

Last April, the American newspaper The New York Times (NYT) revealed that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is struggling to prepare a “legal argument” on which Washington “technically remains a participating State” in the nuclear deal with Iran. This with a view to pressuring the UNSC to extend or even tighten arms sanctions against Tehran.
Back then, Tajt Ravanchi asserted to UNSC members that any move by Washington to extend arms sanctions against the Islamic Republic – imposed in 2006 and 2007 and expiring on October 18, 2020 – constitutes a violation of the resolution 2231.