Friday 31 March 2023 -
Friday 31 March 2023 -
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif emphsised that the United States' wish to restore the dispute resolution mechanism set out in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2231 is basically unfounded.
as Iranian Foreign Minister wrote in a tweet on Sunday night: "Today, John Bolton the former National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump reiterated a point he also made when he was serving in the same position two years ago."
Zarif also illustrated : "At least Bolton has a stable vote, a trait that is especially absent in the US government."
"The United States' restoring to the dispute resolution mechanism set forth in UNSC Resolution 2231 is fundamentally unfounded," Zarif wrote.
Former US National Security Adviser John Bolton wrote in an article in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday that the administration of President Donald Trump intends to reinstate sanctions against Iran, citing paragraph 11 of Security Council Resolution 2231.
advocates of this deal sparked some words which Washington is not able to enforce the content of the agreement since it has withdrawn it. They are right.
referring to Resolution 2231, which was approved by the UNSC following the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran's arms embargo will end on October 18, 2020, after 13 years. moreover, the Americans first introduced a very strict resolution consisting of 15 preliminary clauses and 35 operational clauses to extend these sanctions.
Following the UN Security Council defeat, Trump vowed to trigger the snapback mechanism to unilaterally reinstate the UN sanctions on Tehran.
“We’ll be doing a snapback. You’ll be watching it next week,” he said at a news conference at his New Jersey golf club on Saturday.
Britain, France, and Germany, three European countries party to the nuclear deal, have said they would not back such U.S. efforts.
The European Union also announced on Sunday that the U.S. is not entitled to force the reimposition of international sanctions on Iran through the snapback mechanism envisioned in the 2015 nuclear deal.
According to a spokeswoman of the EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, given that the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in May 2018 and has not participated in any JCPOA structures or activities subsequently, the U.S. cannot be considered as a JCPOA participant.
“We, therefore, consider that the U.S. is not in a position to resort to mechanisms reserved for JCPOA participants (such as the so-called snapback),” German news agency DPA quoted the spokeswoman as saying.
Following this defeat, the United States claims that it can use the dispute resolution mechanism, known as "Snapback" to reinstate sanctions against Iran.