Washington 0
16 September 2020

The U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Elliott Abrams, discussing the implications of the U.S. snapback effort at the UN asserted that “virtually all UN sanctions on Iran will come back into place… the arms embargo will now be re-imposed indefinitely and other restrictions will return, including the ban on Iran engaging in enrichment and reprocessing-related activities, the prohibition on ballistic missile testing and development and sanctions on the transfer of nuclear and missile-related technologies to Iran”. “We expect all UN member states to implement the UN sanctions fully and respect the process and obligations to uphold these sanctions”, he added, further proposing that the Europeans “should take action to make sure, first, that no EU country engages in an arms sale to Iran, and second, they should be helping us to enforce the UN sanctions”.

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