New York: – US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has warned that whatever efforts anyone takes, the United States will not allow Iran, the biggest sponsor of global terrorism, to acquire fighter jets, tanks, missiles and other weaponry.’ The US Secretary of State made this announcement after handing over the notification regarding snapback sanctions against Iran to Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Dian Djani, President of the UN Security Council. Russia and the European Union have expressed concerns over the warning issued by the United States regarding snapback sanctions. Whereas, Iran claimed that the US sanctions would not be able to stop Iran.
A week ago, the UN Security Council rejected the US proposal for an arms embargo against Iran. Russia and China used their veto right against the proposal, and the US allies, the United Kingdom, France and Germany remained absent. Agitated with the decision of the UN Security Council, the United States demanded snapback sanctions, meaning reimposition of all the sanctions against Iran. Accordingly, US President Donald Trump announced snapback sanctions against Iran. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Guterres and Djani on Thursday and submitted the notification for the Snapback sanctions against Iran.
The notification states that all the sanctions withdrawn by the UN Security council in 2016 would all be imposed against Iran. The US Secretary of State informed that a timeline of 30 days has been given for this. At the same time, Pompeo criticised the European countries for not supporting the sanctions proposed in the UN Security Council. Pompeo lashed out stating that Iran created a stock of 300 kilograms of enriched Uranium, violating the provisions of the nuclear deal. Still, the European countries sided with Ayatollah, turning their backs on the United States. Pompeo announced at this time that the United States would not allow Iran to acquire fighter jets, tanks, missiles and other weaponry under any circumstances.
Russia and the European Union have expressed concerns over the US demand for snapback sanctions against Iran. The European Union claimed that this snapback by the United States would not be successful. Whereas, Russia has convened an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council in the next few hours. US President Donald Trump has already made his stand clear that he will not be attending the meeting. Whereas, Iran has claimed that the United States does not have the right to impose all the sanctions against Iran.
Meanwhile, while the United States is preparing to impose snapback sanctions against Iran, Iran announced that it has developed two new missiles. The missiles have been named after General Qassem Soleimani, slain commander of the Quds Forces, and Commander Abu Mehdi. A few media sources have claimed that these missiles violate the sanctions imposed by the United Nations.