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America informs UN that Tehran is providing arms to its agents, including Iraq

Category: World

Date: 2020-05-14T09:45:23+0000
America informs UN that Tehran is providing arms to its agents, including Iraq

Shafaq News / The United States Mission to the United Nations said that Tehran is still providing arms to its agents in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.

In a statement on Wednesday evening about Iran's breaches of Resolution 2231 on the nuclear deal, stated that the Houthis had used Iranian technology weeks ago in Iranian attacks in Saudi Arabia.

It also stressed that the Revolutionary Guards is a terrorist organization responsible for the deaths of thousands in the region.

Commenting on Iran's space program, it considered that the Revolutionary Guards supervision on this program doesn’t prove its peacefulness.

In the meantime, America also publicly threatened to activate a return to imposing all UN sanctions on Iran if the UN Security Council did not extend an arms embargo on Tehran, which is due to expire in October under Iran's nuclear deal.

The US special envoy to Iran, Brian Hook, confirmed this strategy two weeks after a US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the United States had informed Britain, France and Germany of its plan.

Hook wrote in the Wall Street Journal that Washington would ensure "in one way or another" the continued arms embargo. He added that the United States has prepared a draft Security Council resolution "and will go ahead with diplomacy and rally support."

The decision requires the approval of nine members without the use of any veto power. Russia has already indicated its opposition to the extension of the arms embargo.

"However, if the US diplomatic veto is thwarted, the United States reserves the right to extend the arms embargo by other means," Hook said, referring to the ability of any party to the nuclear deal to activate the so-called immediate return of all UN sanctions against Iran, which include the arms embargo.

Iran won sanctions exemption under a 2015 agreement with the United States, Russia, China, Germany, Britain and France, which prevents Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. The agreement allowed a return to sanctions if Iran violated it.

In 2018, US President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal concluded under Democratic President Barack Obama, calling it the worst deal ever. But Washington says it can activate a resumption of UN sanctions because a 2015 Security Council resolution supporting the accord still defines the United States as a party.

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