Washington: President Donald Trump said on Monday that he imposed sanctions on Iranians for violating the United Nations arms embargo and demanded that the U.S. allies implement them, while the U.S. allies questioned his possession of any such power.
Trump’s provocative action took place on the day the United Nations celebrated its 75th anniversary, and the virtual summit was full of calls for strengthening international cooperation.
The Trump administration stated that in accordance with UN resolutions, including Iran’s Ministry of Defense, its Atomic Energy Organization and Venezuela’s left-wing leader Nicolas Maduro, it will impose sanctions on 27 individuals and entities. Washington has been trying It was overthrown without success.
“The United States has now restored UN sanctions on Iran,” Trump said in a statement.
“My actions today send a clear message to the Iranian regime and those in the international community who refuse to stand up to Iran.”
The Trump administration argues that it is implementing the UN arms embargo violated by Iran, including attacks on Saudi oil facilities.
After the United States failed to win support for the new UN resolution, the embargo on Iran’s conventional arms shipments will expire next month.
The Trump administration says it is “snapping back” virtually all UN sanctions on Iran lifted under a 2015 nuclear accord with Tehran negotiated by former president Barack Obama.
Trump withdrew from the deal in 2018 with great fanfare, and on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo again called it a “major failure”.
But Pompeo believes that the United States is still a “participant” in the transaction and has the right to impose sanctions on violations because the resolution lists the United States, which is a blessing to Obama’s diplomatic efforts.