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US isolated as allies and opponents reject its bid to snapback UN sanctions on Iran


Jul 3, 2020
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Rostock / Germany
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Its good to see how the world finally sets a red line to USA and its visible for all, how powerless the former superpower has become.

Germany, UK and France voted against the US proposal in the UN security council and with that killed the US proposal to prolong the Iran embargo.

The US then wanted to reinstall sanctions according to the Iran Treaty...which Trump left in 2018.

Now Trump has nothing, since Germany, UK and France as well as Russia and China say USA is not member of the treaty anymore and thus can do nothing.

Its expected that the US attempts get simply ignored.

I actually like how Merkel let Trump starve. The goal is simply, to not agree or support anything that Trump brings up. Be it the WHO, Iran or China. Merkel sucesfully castrated the US ability to project diplomatic power abroad.

For the last 60 years US international diplomatic power was based on the fact, that Germany, France and UK formed a block with US and pushed its interests through. Russia and China were not able to counter that.

Trumps hostile behavior against Germany broke that block. It was visible that Merkel wanted to work with trump until 2018. Then she gave up on this and changed the tactic.

Yesterday Merkel visited Macron and both issued how important it is to stand united against unilateral primitivism (what Trump represents).

The effect of all this is, that the US proposal is simply put into a folder and thats it.

US isolated as allies and opponents reject its bid to snapback UN sanctions on Iran - CNNPolitics

(CNN)The Trump administration was left isolated on the world stage as foreign allies and competitors alike rejected its demand to restore UN sanctions on Iran Thursday.

Despite President Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear deal in 2018, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the US has "every capacity" under United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, which enshrined the international agreement, to trigger so-called snapback sanctions, because the US was initially a party to the deal.

Pompeo added that a UN Security Council resolution can only be changed by a subsequent Security Council resolution.
'Side with the ayatollahs'
Other countries that remain party to the deal -- China, Russia, France, the United Kingdom and Germany -- disagreed with Pompeo's legal rationale for the move, as many believe the full return of UN sanctions would kill the 2015 agreement.
France, Germany and the UK, known as "the E3," noted that "the US ceased to be a participant to the JCPOA following their withdrawal from the deal on May 8, 2018," in a joint statement on Thursday. "We cannot therefore support this action which is incompatible with our current efforts to support the JCPOA."
Speaking to reporters later, Pompeo said that they "chose to side with the ayatollahs."
When Trump pulled the US out of the international agreement, he called it "the worst deal ever negotiated." The agreement offered Iran relief from a broad array of sanctions in exchange for a freeze on aspects of its nuclear program. Countries remaining in the deal argued it was the only way to maintain dialogue with Iran and keep tabs on the development of their nuclear arsenal.
Russia and China were also critical of the US on Thursday.
"The US demand has no legal ground and common sense. It is nothing but a political show staged by the United States," said a spokesman for China's mission to the UN. "It receives no support of the Security Council members and no acknowledgment of the international community."

The State Department created a brief detailing their legal rationale for triggering sanctions to share with UNSC diplomats.
The brief argues that in the text of the JCPOA, the term participants is "fixed in content and fixed over time, and provides the States identified in that term's definition, including the United States," the brief says.
Using this rationale, the brief argues that because the US was an original signatory to the deal, it remains a "participant," even though the Trump administration has left the pact, and can therefore compel the return of these crippling sanctions.
Despite a wide range of criticism, Pompeo said the US is "confident" that a resolution to trigger these snapback sanctions will proceed, but he did not detail any assurances he received during his conversations with officials at the UN.
The next moves are uncertain and will be largely left to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who met with Pompeo on Thursday afternoon.
The US pushed to reimpose the snapback sanctions related to the Iran nuclear deal after suffering an embarrassing loss last Friday in the Security Council
Wait .. didn't you post this same article a few days ago?
Robotic glitch... ?
Congrats Iran, Russia and China, I guess.
Good work Germany and France-- you are on the side of Russia, China and Iran.
Wait .. didn't you post this same article a few days ago?
Robotic glitch... ?

I believe that you were thinking of the US Security Council Resolution that the US lost because only one of the other 14 members supported it.

You might want to take a look at the Aug. 21, 2020 / 1:11 AM (Updated Aug. 21, 2020 at 1:29 AM) United Press International article "United States triggers 'snapback' to restore U.N. sanctions on Iran".

To put it VERY simply, the US is in the same position as someone who has sold their Ford truck demanding that they receive the cash payment that the FMC is making to owners of Ford trucks (because, well, they USED TO own a Ford truck. And that's the same thing as actually owning a Ford truck - isn't it?
Bingo ! THANK YOU very much.... you're correct...
Whew! I couldn't find the previous post ... decided I musta' left my mind out in the back 40 !
Appreciate you're kindness in pointing out that post.
have a great evening :peace
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