Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that he had notified the UN that “the U.S. is initiating the restoration of virtually all UN sanctions on Iran lifted under UN Security Council Resolution 2231. This process will lead to those sanctions coming back into effect 30 days from today”. “We expect every UN member to comply with their obligations”, Pompeo underscored. “We have every confidence that when these sanctions snap back that every nation will execute them”. In a joint statement, France, Germany and the UK asserted: “the U.S. ceased to be a participant to the JCPOA following their withdrawal from the deal”; the point was echoed by EU High Representative Borrell as well as China and Russia. Iran also voiced its rejection of the U.S. position in a letter to the UN Security Council and released a factsheet entitled “The Illegitimate and Felonious U.S. attempt to Re-Impose UN sanctions on Iran”.
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