The US president said at a news conference in New Jersey that he would probably not attend the political summit planned by Russian President Putin, against the background of the rejection of the proposal to extend the arms embargo on Tehran
Trump during a press conference in New Jersey
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US President Donald Trump said at a news conference tonight (Sunday) that he would not respond to Russian President Vladimir Putin's invitation to a political summit to discuss sanctions on Iran. During his remarks in New Jersey, Trump said he was unlikely to attend such a conference, and that he intended to impose sanctions on Iran at the UN.
Trump has promised that during the week there will be a response to the Security Council's rejection of the United States' proposal to extend the arms embargo on Iran indefinitely. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in response that "the rejection will allow the world's largest sponsor of terrorism to continue buying and selling lethal weapons. We will soon impose new sanctions on Iran, in the coming days."
In fact, Trump is threatening to reactivate UN sanctions against Iran using a clause in the 2015 nuclear deal with the powers. This is despite the fact that the US president withdrew from the agreement in 2018. Diplomats told Reuters that a difficult battle awaits the United States anyway. Of such a move.
The arms embargo on Iran, which began in 2007, is expected to end on October 18 this year. Secretary of State Pompeo demanded in April this year to extend the arms embargo, following growing concern in the US administration and in Israel that following the corona crisis, which is taking many victims from the Iranian people, Tehran will decide to accelerate their nuclear project.
Intelligence sources recently expressed concern that US sanctions on Iran, which have led to a crisis in the country, will lead the Tehran government to look for an alternative way to maintain its status through the nuclear project. Recently, following the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Iran announced that it no longer considers itself committed to uranium enrichment. The fear is that following the lifting of sanctions, Iran will be able to purchase state-of-the-art tanks, aircraft and military equipment from Russia and China. .
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In the nightly vote, China and Russia opposed the proposal, and 11 other members of the council, including France, Britain and Germany, abstained. Apart from the US, only the Dominican Republic supported the embargo extension.
Pompeo said in a vote on the council: "Israel and six Gulf states have supported extending the agreement because they know that if it ends - Iran will spread even greater chaos and destruction. The Security Council has chosen to ignore it. The United States will never abandon its friends in the region."
Israel's ambassador to the UN, Gilad Ardan, sharply attacked the decision in a Twitter tweet: "The Security Council has failed in its responsibility to maintain international peace and security. This decision will further destabilize the Middle East and increase the spread of violence around the world."
Iran's ambassador to the UN, Majed Takt Rabanchi, threatened before the vote that, "Imposing further sanctions on Iran will be taken seriously - our response options are limitless. "The United States or any entity that assists it in its illegal conduct will be held accountable." After the vote, Rabanchi wrote: "The results of the vote show that the United States is isolated. The Security Council resolution says no to US unilateralism.