US illegitimate demands never to be materialized: Khatibzadeh

TEHRAN, Aug. 21 (MNA) – Referring to the US failure in the UN Security Council on the extension of Iran arms embargo and its efforts to initiate the snapback mechanism, Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that US illegal demands never to be materialized.

“First of all, I deem it necessary to emphasize that in the course of reporting the news and developments relating to the United States’ baseless attempt to reinstate the Security Council resolutions that have been terminated under the Resolution 2231, we see the attempts from a series of foreign media to offer an incorrect interpretation," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Friday when asked about the latest status of developments relating to the US’ illegal measures at the United Nations Security Council and about Iran’s actions.

“Such news approach is seeking to portray that a mere request made by the US has nullified the resolutions and the sanctions have been re-imposed subsequently, and Iran would be sanctioned by the United Nations Security Council,” he added.

“Nevertheless, the US has no authority to take such action, and has only submitted a ‘request’ to the rotating president of the Security Council in a measure in violation of the international law’s regulations and norms and of the Resolution 2231. The US’ competence to submit such request has been rejected by all JCPOA members, and the US has become so isolated, even among its allies, that it has called the three European states (UK, France and Germany) the allies of Iran’s ayatollahs,” the spokesman stated.

“All remaining parties to the JCPOA, including the three European states of Germany, the UK and France, as well as Russia and China, have opposed such groundless and illegal request from the United States immediately and strongly, and have also informed the Security Council president about it. The other Security Council members will be adopting similar stances in the coming days as well,” Khatibzadeh noted.

He then pointed to a recent meeting of the UN Security Council in which a US-initiated resolution on the extension of an arms embargo on Iran faced opposition from all member states, except one country, particularly from the UNSC permanent members, including Russia and China.

“Washington will never achieve its illegitimate objective,” the spokesman underlined.

"The primary and final purpose of the US is to implement the policy of economic terrorism against the Iranian people by resorting to political unilateral tools, to the psychological war and propaganda, and causing disruption to Iran’s psychological and economic stability and security," he added.

"As the Foreign Minister has emphasized in the last night’s message for the Iranian nation on his Instagram page, the diplomacy body, like the past seven years, has done its utmost and has employed all of its political and legal capacities to promote and stabilize the mighty and logical image of Iran in the international arena," he said.

"Foreign Ministry is trying to once again force the “American law-breakers” to experience isolation in order to counter the US’ unilateralism and law-breaking," he stressed.

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