Russian diplomat calls on US to talk about its commitments under resolution 2231

TEHRAN, May 02 (MNA) – Referring to US officials’ remarks to extend Iran's arms embargo, Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Mikhail Ulyanov said that the US officials address their rights UNSC resolution 2231, but do not mention their commitments.

In a Saturday tweet, Ulyanov wrote, “US officials claim that the US retains the rights under UNSC resolution 2231. No single word about US obligations which come together with rights.”

“In particular, what about refraining from “actions that undermine implementation of commitments under #JCPOA” (paragraph 2 of res.2231)?,” he added.

Under the 2015 nuclear deal, from which the US unilaterally withdrew last year, a UN ban on weapons sales to Tehran will end in October 2020.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has claimed that the US will not allow Iran to purchase conventional arms after UN sanctions expire in October.

Pompeo plans to invoke a provision in the Iran nuclear agreement, which the Trump administration pulled out of in 2018, in an effort to either extend an arms embargo on Iran or reimpose even harsher United Nations (UN) sanctions, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

He also called on the UN Security Council to extend Iran's arms embargo under the pretext of preventing a new arms race in the Middle East.

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