(ConservativeInsider.org) – In an ongoing fight to bring peace to the Middle East, the Trump administration has been working to get everyone to play ball. Iran has been a constant thorn in the side when it comes to achieving that goal, so the administration is taking action.
The White House just reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran. This move is meant to put pressure on the country known for failing to uphold its commitments outlined within the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly called the Iran Nuclear Deal.
On Saturday, September 19, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the sanctions include:
- A ban on enrichment and reprocessing activities
- Prohibition of ballistic missile testing and development
- Prohibition of any country transferring nuclear technologies to Iran
- An arms embargo
Pompeo urged other countries to support the new sanctions:
I hope Europeans will come to understand that if you really want to lead, if you really want to be part of a global coalition to reduce risk in the Middle East, then you need to join us. We need these sanctions to snap back. pic.twitter.com/sGQlLJMdOg
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) September 21, 2020
In response, Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations released this, emphasizing his dissolution with the sanctions:
US' illegal & false “deadline" has come and gone.
UNSC member states continue to maintain US is NOT a JCPOA participant, so its claim of “snapback" is null & void.
US is STILL in violation of JCPOA and Res 2231—swimming against int'l currents will only bring it more isolation.
— Majid Takht Ravanchi (@TakhtRavanchi) September 20, 2020
This “maximum pressure” move could keep Iran’s hostile nature under control. But, only time will tell how the United Nations, Iran, and the US each respond to these measures.
Copyright 2020, ConservativeInsider.org