Discussing U.S. efforts to snap back pre-JCPOA UN sanctions on Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo remarked that “when we’ve seen any country violate our current sanctions, the current American sanctions, we’ve held every nation accountable for that. We’ll do the same thing with respect to the broader UN Security Council sanctions as well”. He added that “the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to be enormously anti-Semitic, wanting to wipe Israel from the face of the Earth, the largest state sponsor of terror… We’re going to get these UN sanctions put back in place and the world will be safer”. In separate remarks, Pompeo underscored that “we are confident that every country will see that it is in their best interest that UNSCR 2231 is fully enforced as it is a valid, extant, continuing set of obligations… the enforcement mechanisms will be just the same enforcement mechanisms we have for all of the UN Security Council resolutions”.
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