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The Return of UN Sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran

PRESS DECLARATION

MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE

SEPTEMBER 19, 2020

The Trump Administration has actually constantly understood that the greatest danger to peace in the Middle East comes from Islamic Republic of Iran, whose violent efforts to spread transformation have really removed thousands and overthrew the lives of countless innocent individuals. History reveals appeasement simply pushes such programs. For this reason today, the United States invites the return of practically all formerly ended UN sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran, the world’s prominent state sponsor of terror and anti-Semitism.

Sanctions are being re-imposed on Iran pursuant to the snapback treatment under UN Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 2231. On August 20, the United States alerted the President of the Security Council of Iran’s considerable non-performance of its JCPOA commitments. This notification triggered the 30-day treatment triggering the snapback of previously terminated UN sanctions, which ended up being reliable at 8pm Eastern Daytime Time on September 19. This suggests that starting today, all of the arrangements of UNSCRs 1696, 1737, 1747, 1803, 1835, and 1929 that were terminated by UNSCR 2231 are back in effect. Moreover, the measures included in paragraphs 7, 8, and 16 to 20 of UNSCR 2231 are now terminated.The United States took this decisive action due to the reality that, in addition to Iran’s failure to perform its JCPOA dedications, the Security Council failed to extend the UN arms embargo on Iran, which had really remained in place for 13 years. The Security Council’s inactiveness would have led the way for Iran to buy all manner of basic weapons on October 18. Fortunately for the world, the United States took accountable action to stop this from taking place. In accordance with our rights under UNSCR 2231, we initiated the snapback procedure to restore practically all previously terminated UN sanctions, including the arms embargo. The world will be more protected as a result.The United States expects all UN Member States to totally follow their commitments to perform these measures.In addition to the

arms embargo, this includes constraints such as the ban on Iran taking part in enrichment and reprocessing-related activities, the prohibition on ballistic rocket screening and advancement by Iran, and sanctions on the transfer of nuclear-and missile-related innovations to Iran, among others. If UN Member States fail to fulfill their duties to implement these sanctions, the United States is prepared to utilize our domestic authorities to enforce repercussions for those failures and make certain that Iran does not revenue of UN-prohibited activity.The return of sanctions today is a step towards global peace and security. The 2015 nuclear offer did not trigger Iran to join” the neighborhood of countries”as guaranteed. Rather, the mullahs took their recently discovered wealth and utilized it to foment death and damage from Yemen to Iraq to Lebanon and Syria– a foreseeable outcome. Were it not for U.S. action to bring back UN procedures, the Iranian program would quickly have the ability to purchase and use weapons more easily around the world. Because of the failures of the JCPOA, Iran is nearly 5 years closer to the expiration of constraints on Iran’s uranium enrichment program and reprocessing-related activities, bringing it unacceptably near a dangerous nuclear breakout capability. Nevertheless, thanks to the snapback of UN sanctions, Iran is now bound to suspend enrichment, reprocessing, and heavy-water-related activities. We will never ever let the world’s popular state sponsor of scary obtain the world’s most lethal weapon.In the coming days, the United States will announce a variety of additional steps to improve application of UN sanctions and hold lawbreakers accountable. Our optimal pressure campaign on the Iranian routine will continue till Iran reaches an extensive agreement with us to check its expansion risks and stops expanding mayhem, violence, and

bloodshed.

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