European Does Not Support Re-Imposing Iran Sanctions, US Outrages
Windowofworld.com – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed European nations for failing to support Washington’s efforts to restore UN sanctions against Iran. The US plans to restore all UN sanctions against Iran using the “snapback” mechanism in the 2015 nuclear deal.
Last weekend, Pompeo declared that UN sanctions on Iran were reinstated after the US triggered a 30-day snapback mechanism. Following the announcement, European Union (EU) Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said that Washington could not unilaterally restore international sanctions against Tehran.
“Europeans are not joining us in this. They know we’re right. They told us privately that we don’t want the arms sales back, “Pompeo said during an interview with Fox News, as reported by Sputnik on Monday (21/09/2020).
“But, they don’t raise their hands. They haven’t done the work that needs to be done. They have no choice, no alternative to what we have done to make sure it doesn’t happen. I hope they will join us, I hope they are on. the right place, “he continued.
In the interview, Pompeo also criticized European countries for remaining part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the official name of the Iran nuclear deal. The US decided to leave the JCPOA in 2018.
“They are still tied to the ridiculous nuclear deal that was signed five years ago. I hope they will understand that if you really want to take the lead, if you want to be part of a global coalition to reduce risks in the Middle East then you need to join us. . We need this sanction to cancel it, “he said.