EU rejects new US sanctions on Iran

EU rejects new US sanctions on Iran

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The European Union (EU) has rejected new US sanctions on Iran, saying the sanctions would continue under the JCPOA (JCPOA). The announcement was made by EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell. He said in a statement issued today that he was noticing the US declaration of so-called sanctions on the UN's "snapback mechanism" under UN Security Council Resolution 2231.
Referring to his statements issued after his meeting on August 20 and the meeting of the Joint Commission of JCPOA on September 1, 2020, he said that the United States unilaterally withdrew from the JCPOA after May 8, 2018. It was barred from participating in any of its activities. In all these circumstances, it cannot be considered a partner state of the JCPOA designed to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power. Under Resolution 2231, the JCPOA cannot announce the termination of commitments and impose new sanctions.
Remember that European Foreign Affairs Chief Joseph Borel is the joint commission's co-director who lifted economic sanctions against Iran for suspending its nuclear program. "As the Joint Commission's co-director, I will do everything i can to ensure the safety and complete implementation of this agreement," he added in the declaration.
He further reminded that the JCPOA is an important pillar of international nuclear non-proliferation prevention, which has comprehensively addressed regional and global security through its agreement with Iran. He called on the United States to do its utmost to uphold the agreement and to refrain from any action that could worsen the current situation. He further threatened that the United States would take action against UN member states that did not comply with the sanctions.
Writer : Ali Hassan 

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