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Russia and China will face isolation in the United Nations if it continues to block the U.S. draft resolution of the UN Security Council on the extension of the arms embargo against Iran. About it to Agency Reuters said the US special envoy on Iran Brian hook.
“We are seeing a growing gap between Russia and China and the international community,” he said.
“Russia and China have been isolated [International atomic energy Agency, IAEA] last week and will be isolated in the Security Council if it continues to follow the path of dystopia,” added hook, Recalling that on 19 June the IAEA Board of governors despite the objections of Moscow and Beijing had adopted a resolution on access to two Iranian nuclear facilities. To block this decision, Russia and China could not, because they do not have the right of veto in the governing body of the Agency, but have them in the UN security Council, Reuters reports.
The U.S. has repeatedly demanded to extend the ban on arms supplies to Iran, which expires on October 18 of this year in accordance with the terms of the so-called nuclear deal between Tehran and the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. In 2018, the American side announced its withdrawal from this agreement and has threatened Iran with additional sanctions, Tehran is in turn suspended a few points of the transaction, in which, under the terms, Iran’s nuclear program needs to be seriously reduced (in particular, Iran needs to export abroad a large part of the enriched uranium and to stop work on its enrichment) in exchange for the lifting of restrictive measures. Tehran says ready for further talks if Washington will excuse the withdrawal and pay compensation.
Moscow insists that the arms embargo against Iran must be completely removed after 18 Oct. Now the official supply of arms to Iran can be made only with the prior approval of the UN security Council.
According to the newspaper “Kommersant”, in 2016, i.e. after the introduction of restrictions on deliveries of weapons, Iran has asked the Russian military equipment and weapons for a total amount of eight billion dollars, but contracts prevented the restrictions of the UN security Council and lack of funds from Tehran.
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