Russia: No Grounds for New Anti-Iran UNSC Resolution Political and military events

The United States may attempt to impose additional restrictions on Iran through the United Nations Security Council, but there are no grounds for it, says Russia’s ambassador to the world body, Vassily Nebenzia.

“We do not exclude the possibility that the United States will try to do this [introduce a new resolution] to the Security Council,” the senior diplomat told Sputnik in recent remarks, UrduPoint reported. 

“On my part, I would like to stress that so far no one has presented to the Security Council any significant facts of the so-called Iranian violations. Therefore, we see no reason even to start a theoretical discussion on imposing restrictive measures against Tehran,” the envoy added.

US President Donald Trump declared in May that he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, unraveling the signature foreign policy achievement of his predecessor Barack Obama and isolating the United States from its western allies. 

Trump had complained that the 2015 agreement reached by Tehran and world powers after years of grueling negotiations did not cover Iran’s ballistic missile program or regional activities, or address the issue of what happens after the deal begins to expire in 2025. 

The Islamic Republic has rejected any negotiations over its ballistic missile program, which it says is solely defensive in nature and does not violate any Security Council resolution.  

It has also defended its regional policies as constructive and accused the US and some of its allies of being the rogue players in the Middle East.

source: Financial  Tribune

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