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US Does Not Understand International Law - Zarif

US Does Not Understand International Law - Zarif
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By Staff, Agencies

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the United States is apparently still ignorant of international law and the UN function after its proposals were dismissed by the UN Security Council three times.

“After thrice being rejected by SC, US now threatens ‘sanctioning anyone & any entity that comes between US’ & ‘its snapback’,” Zarif said in a post on his Twitter account on Friday.

“Obviously they [the Americans] don't understand law or UN. Maybe they can grasp this: You divorced the JCPOA in 2018. Your name on the marriage certificate is irrelevant,” Zarif added.

His tweet came after US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft said in an interview with al-Arabiya TV that Washington is still on track to re-imposing all sanctions on Iran next month. “We are going to lead,” she claimed.

Relatively, the president of the Security Council on August 25 dismissed the US attempts to reinstate all UN sanctions against Iran due to a lack of consensus in the 15-member body.

The United States is trying to invoke the snapback mechanism in the multilateral nuclear agreement despite its withdrawal from the accord in May 2018 in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 that endorses the deal.