Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US 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 the Security Council, theUS now threatens ‘sanctioning anyone & any entity that comes between US’ and ‘its snapback’,” Zarif said in a post on his Twitter account.
“Obviously they 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,” the top Iranian diplomat added.
His tweet came after US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft said in an interview with Al Arabiya TV earlier this week that Washington is still on track to re-imposing all sanctions on Iran next month. “We are going to lead,” she said.
Last week, the president of the Security Council dismissed attempts by the US 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.