Some council diplomats and other nonproliferation experts see the U.S. move as a way to score political points at home, not to do anything about Iran’s destabilizing activities in the region.
Hilarious... Irans destabilising activities in the region?
Supporting the Syrians against terrorists openly supported by HATO countries Turkey, the US and also non HATO Israel, and helping Yemeni freedom fighters fight off mercenaries and cutthroats sent by Saudi Arabia... a country that supports terrorism through out the region and around the world... 119 was Saudi and Pakistani terrorists on the orders of Osama Bin Ladin... a Saudi national the US made rich supporting terrorists in Afghanistan during the 80s and beyond...
“The skeptic in me says that the objective of this exercise is to go through the arms embargo resolution, and when it fails, to use that as an excuse to get a snapback of the embargo, and if and when that fails too, to use as a political talking point in the election campaign,” said Mark Fitzpatrick, a former State Department nonproliferation official now at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Since China and Russia are almost certain to ignore any U.N. arms embargo forced by U.S. maneuvers, the practical impact on Iran’s ability to cause mischief will be minimal, he said.
More propaganda... China and Russia follow UN rules even when it doesn't suit their interests... it is the US and Israel that does as it pleases... and the practical impact on Iran creating stability and order in Syria and Yemen has nothing to do with the US... we know they prefer chaos and instability... they repeatedly try to create both in countries that stand up to them... Iran, Syria, North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, Russia, China...
“It’s not actually about stopping any arms from China and Russia, it’s about winning a political argument,” he said.
It is about Trump being a show pony for his masters in Israel... he wants to economically destroy Iran, but big bad China and Russia are stopping them...
The draft also condemns a string of alleged armed attacks by Iran against the United States, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia, including the September 2019 drone and missile attack against two Saudi oil installations and a Dec. 27 strike allegedly by an Iranian-backed militia against an Iraqi military base in Kirkuk province, Iraq, which resulted in the death of a U.S. citizen and injured several U.S. and Iraqi personnel.
Any mention of staged murders of Iranian generals and economic genocide?
The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) envisioned the expiration of a sweeping U.N. arms embargo on Iran after five years if Tehran complied with its obligation to scale back its nuclear activities and subject its program to expanded international monitoring by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Iran had largely complied with its obligations until Trump withdrew the United States from the agreement in May 2018 and reintroduced a series of U.S. sanctions against the country.
Iran has fully complied. The European signatories have not and neither has the US.
Since then, Tehran has violated key tenets of the JCPOA, including enriching uranium to purity levels higher than what is allowed in the deal and increasing the stockpiles of enriched uranium, according to assessments from the International Atomic Energy Agency.
As a direct response to the existing european signatories not complying with their side of the bargain. They withdrew from promised investment projects in fear of US sanctions. In direct response Iran is reducing its commitments to the deal as is allowed as part of the deal in protest if the other side does not meet its commitments.
China and Russia, which wield veto power over Security Council decisions, have signaled their unwillingness to approve the resolution.
Of course they have because the resolution is ridiculous.
Other signatories of the Iran deal—Britain, France, and Germany—have all supported retaining arms embargoes on Iran, but they also came out against the Trump administration’s threat to reimpose sanctions, highlighting the sharp disagreements between Washington and its closest European allies over Iran.
So even Americas poodles don't approve... which just shows what I mean by ridiculous...
Despite U.S. Sanctions, Iran Expands Its Nuclear Stockpile
Two years after Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, Tehran has cut in half the time it would need to produce enough weapons-grade fuel for a nuclear bomb.
Rubbish. It should read... Because of US sanctions, Iran responds by expanding its civilian nuclear electricity power generation capacity...
The State Department’s top official for Iran thinks Russia and Syria see more benefits to a potential Iranian drawdown.
Translation... we are making bribe offers and hope they will sway Russia... but US promises are useless and cannot be trusted... the Russians know this...
“We firmly believe that any unilateral attempt to trigger UN sanctions snapback would have serious adverse consequences in the UNSC,” the foreign ministers of Britain, France, and Germany said in a statement on June 19. “We would not support such a decision which would be incompatible with our current efforts to preserve the JCPoA.”
So even Americas bitches think it is a bad idea and don't support it... duh...
Senior U.S. officials have said that Russia and China would be poised to sell conventional arms to Iran if the U.N. embargo expires.
And why shouldn't they? The US has been actively bullying Russia by imposing economic and military sanctions on countries that buy their weapons like Turkey and India etc etc... why on earth would they listen to you.... dick.
A State Department spokesperson told Foreign Policy that “failing to extend the arms embargo will risk even greater violence in the Middle East.”
You mean even more than there currently is with your occupation forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and your illegal presence in Syria?
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo argued on Twitter Tuesday that if the arms embargo expires, Iran would be able to purchase Russian and Chinese jets, allowing Tehran to potentially threaten Europe and Asia, though Pompeo used one-way flight ranges for those aircraft to exaggerate their potential threat.
Why not... Europe has been threatening the Middle East for a thousand years... and the rest of the world too... why should they not be allowed to do the same in return?
The Trump administration’s push to reimpose sanctions opened a unique legal debate over the United States’ current standing with the JCPOA. The Trump administration has argued that it is still legally a party to the deal the president disavowed, allowing it to trigger the snapback of sanctions. This argument has angered top diplomats from other countries that were signatories to the deal, who said the United States couldn’t have it both ways.
If they are still a party to the agreement then all the other parties should be putting economic embargoes on them to they return to complying with the agreement...
Brian Hook, the Trump administration’s top Iran envoy, said in an interview with Foreign Policy last month that the president remains open to “sitting down” with Tehran for talks on a new deal. He said that the United States would still maintain its expanding sanctions regime on Iran in the meantime.
Awesome idea... absolutely brilliant... make sure Pompeo is there too because we want the Iranian murder drones to kill him too...
“We’re in no hurry. We have a good policy in place. The regime needs to decide when it wants to come to the table,” he said.
They will just send a big heavy parcel with fuck you written on it and a very large bomb inside...