U.S. Threatens to Sanction Arms Makers that Sell to Iran

(U.S. State Department) U.S. Special Representative for Iran Elliott Abrams said Wednesday: "Five years of JCPOA meetings have not moderated Iran's tactics or choices at all. It's time for peace-loving nations to recognize this reality and join us in imposing sanctions on Iran. It is astonishing that anyone would think or have thought it sensible to allow the arms embargo on Iran to expire next month, given that regime's role in destabilizing Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Lebanon and its continuing support for terrorism." "It was the position of the United States that the arms embargo should be extended, and had it been extended, we would not have had to snap back to restore the full panoply of UN sanctions. So one practical effect, we believe, will be to say to arms manufacturers and traders around the world that if you engage in business with Iran, the very full force of these new or, rather, restored sanctions will be felt immediately. They will be placed on you....In our view, the UN sanctions snap back on Saturday at 8:00 p.m."

2020-09-17 00:00:00

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