Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for an arms embargo on Iran to be extended indefinitely, but his appeal fell flat at the United Nations Security Council, where Russia and China rejected it outright and close American allies were ambivalent
Members of the United Nations Security Council criticized both Iran and the United States for escalating the conflict.
. The findings supported the conclusions of Western intelligence agencies.“Iran is already violating the arms embargo, even before its expiration date,” Mr. Pompeo said in the Security Council meeting, which was held by video link. “Imagine if Iranian activity were sanctioned, authorized by this group, if the restrictions are lifted.”
ImageMembers of the Security Council on Tuesday. Mr. Pompeo and Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, did not appear at the same time.Credit...US State Department, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images“Iran will be free to become a rogue weapons dealer, supplying arms to fuel conflicts from Venezuela, to Syria, to the far reaches of Afghanistan,” he added.
Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, dismissed claims of Iranian aggression based on what he called “self-serving allegations and forged documents,” adding that it was the United States that “has directly undermined global peace and security.”
Mr. Zarif began and ended his remarks by quoting Mohammad Mossadegh, the Iranian prime minister overthrown in a C.I.A.-orchestrated coup in 1953 — a nod to a long history of American intervention.The meeting on Tuesday marked the first time since 2017 that Mr. Pompeo and Mr. Zarif had taken part in the same forum, if only virtually, but they did not appear together in the grid view of diplomats shown on the U.N. website. Mr. Pompeo left the meeting before Mr. Zarif joined.
Since leaving the nuclear deal, Mr. Trump has tried to cut off Iran from doing business with the rest of the world, threatening economic penalties for countries and companies that do not go along. Though most of the world opposes the American stance, much of it has complied.
Noting that the 2015 agreement had beenadopted by the U.N. Security Council, Mr. Zarif said, “for the first time in Security Council history, a permanent member is punishing member states for not violating a Security Council resolution.”Security Council members and U.N. officials chastised both Iran and the United States, urging them to return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, often referred to as JCPOA.
Some pinned the current crisis on Mr. Trump, saying that he had started a long series of provocations and retaliations by withdrawing from the agreement and imposing punishing economic sanctions.ImageMr. Zarif dismissed allegations of Iranian aggression.
Credit...EPA, via Shutterstock“China opposes the U.S. push for extending the arms embargo on Iran,” said Zhang Jun, the ambassador from China — which, like Russia, France, Britain and the United States, has veto power in the council. China, Russia, Germany, Britain, France and the European Union are signatories to the 2015 agreement.
“Having quit the JCPOA, the U.S. is no longer a participant and has no right to trigger a snapback at the U.N.,” Mr. Zhang said.The German representative, Christoph Heusgen, said he deplored Iran’s aggressions in the region and its human rights record at home, but he also endorsed the view that Washington had no standing to invoke U.N. sanctions.
“It is very unfortunate that the United States left the JCPOA, and by doing this actually violated international law,” he said.Henry Rome, senior Iran analyst for Eurasia Group, said the meeting was “another vivid illustration of Washington’s isolation on the Iran issue — as well as its failure over the past three years to persuade any other signatory of the deal to back its approach.”
In the meeting, Rosemary A. DiCarlo, the U.N. under secretary general for political affairs, detailed evidence that arms and weapons parts involved in the U.S. Navy seizure and the oil field attacks were Iranian-made. She added that Iran has begun to violate the nuclear agreement in surpassing limits to its uranium enrichment, a potential step toward being able to produce a nuclear weapon.
But Ms. DiCarlo, an American citizen, cited “divergent views” on whether Iranian rockets, launched in February and April, could carry a nuclear warhead, as the United States has claimed. Read more: The New York Times »
Sorry, but no one trusts the US. Who the F is gonna back Pompeo now? You reap what you sow The world would be a terrible place to live in if America can call all the shots. Luckily we have China and Russia Pompouseo Pompeo is as useless as his russian loving boss. lame ducks who are living on borrowed time.
the New York Times hates the United States and all of its citizens soooo, Russia and China aren't our friends? And our friends are tired of being crapped on over and over again. Go figure. Pompeo is as worthless as trump Here is the clear sign of the failed foreign diplomacy of Trump and Pompeo. The United States in three short years have lost the faith of other democracies and long time allies. The world is a scary place because of this failure. Protect the future for the next generations. Vote
'Ambivalent' about Iran?! LOL And it's Trump who is 'damaging' the transatlantic relationship'?! This is what happens when you take the MONEY away from Global Money Laundering organizations like UN, IMF, NATO, WHO. Abt time... no more bullying allowed.. You don’t get much support when you withdraw form the world stage and abandon allies. US is doing great though...
Our allies hate us and our enemies laugh at us. Nice job SecPompeo and realDonaldTrump !! The world must stand against the US ! They have been destroying the world for decades Oh I see what's going on here. They're using their last resource to get Trump reelected, they basically are inciting to Iran to start a war. 'When the debate is lost...
ahhh did the most powerful nation not get their way boo hoo.......... How embarrassing for SecPompeo ... he’ll be thrown under the bus too ... get ready for your asswhooping MAGA - UN including, Putin and former Allies, ignoring US Sec State! Nobody is listening anymore to this administration . American influence is diminishing worldwide under the Trump administration and who could blame them . He has insulted our allies threatened NATO and broken treaties imposed tariffs then fell in love with a dictator . Biden2020
It is time for the current or the next US administration to rebuild alliance across the globe to stabilize our country’s safety and prosperity. No country can go about it alone. Our allies need us as much as we need them. The world needs USA. Pompeo and trump have destroyed credibility our credibility around the world.
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Nobody in the world cares about this pathetic Current US administration Nothing can fall any other way than flat in front of the UN Security Council, unless it enriches 1 of their members, bolsters the world's enemies, fecklessly stands in the ways of atrocities; never quelled by this impotent organization w/ more criminals in its ranks than leaders
what does iran want? middle east western style imperialism?i don't think sow? Dont think the US has many close allies left…... America is a joke to these other countries. Because of the current administration we are a laughing stock! Trump's America is in a free fall as a world power and influencer. Good job!
In fact, I don't want to see a conflict between us and Iran. Russia may also be involved in the region. Should be calling for an arm's embargo on the 2 idiot's who came out of their house armed , because they were in fear for their life , so like cop's who are in fear of their life these 2 turd's decide to go out side armed because they are afraid, now this one's a thinker
Afghanistan Iraq Syria Lybia. ........ Defund the UN The Obamas reportedly just bought a $12 million house on Martha's Vineyard. Take a look inside the 7-bedroom waterfront mansion. via businessinsider AIPAC and Stealth Israel Political Action Committees EndIsraeliOccupation FreePalestine BDS EU are the worst allies.
US foreign policy is milquetoast under the Trump Administration. All foreign Respect is gone. The United States has lost all credibility on the world stage. This is what 3 1/2 years of trump has gotten us. Well guess this is what when your country is no longer respected and has become known as a laughingstock!
Pompeo is a lame duck. He is going to find it difficult to carry out the duties of his office . Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. TheirGoingDown. VoteOutTheGOP ETTD 0scar1709 Trump has done his best to praise strongmen like Putin, Kim Jong Un, Duterte, he talks regularly with Erdogan and continues to alienate our allies. His foreign policies in Syria and troop withdrawal from Germany gives Russia a strategic advantage.
Dearth of leadership in the Kumbaya Globalist panel. Wonder how it’ll turn out. Oh yeah, probably like WWII. Alienating your allies coming home to roost?!?! 1/ Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of top general - Fars news MON JUN 29, 2020 / 10:04 AM EDT - Iran has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani and has asked Interpol for help
Dear people of the rest of the world! We understand he's one giant fucking moron! He's the reason Americans are mocked and smirked at worldwide! We're sorry too for these unscrupulous bunch of Trumpanzees's actions! We didn't elect him but we'd surely remove him come November! Nobody wants to tango with the US anymore
And are we surprised that we’ve lost our power due to how trump has softened and backed out of agreements and isolated America? We’ve become a bad joke to the rest of the world. We aren’t respected because this racist fat f*cking clown has no policies or agendas No vision or any interest in governing. Problem is he will claim voter fraud in November and he has his buddy installed at the USPS TREA45ON
Fuck traitorous Pompeo america lost all global pull Strange, an earlier news report showed Nations supporting the extension to prevent Russia from becoming Iran's Arms supplier....... Trump, the problem is you’re so self absorbed that you are out of touch with the US & the world. u have destroyed US w/ our allies, trashed all science, & f’d US w/ your virus plan. Time for u & your Congressional supporters to go. Vote them all out! Regards, a former Republican
Time to withdraw from UN. This is what happens when a country loses its moral credibility. Oh well. Pompeo was not that into his embargo issue. Just wanted an excuse for getting to a restaurant he loves on the East Side of Manhattan near the UN. The world getting tired of yal shit 😂 We screwed the pooch one to many times. This admin is a joke across the globe
Now do Russia, you complicit shït, SecPompeo This is what happens when you abandon your allies America has become a freaking JOKE The world would rather deal with IRAN Surprise, surprise. Trump's triumphant foreign policy has left us as pariahs on the world stage. Nobody wants to follow our lead. Or our own Dear Leader.
Even our allies don’t give a shit anymore. Good! Iran is not a threat. We gonna still be doing the same thing in 50 years? Same struggles, same head butting? Yeah probably. The US should impose a trade embargo on itself for what it has done. realDonaldTrump has successfully destroyed the US with the help of fatso SecPompeo and VP. Well done in making America first in coronavirus deaths.
Gosh, I wonder if the current moron president's constant shitting on our allies, pulling back from international accords, and actively strengthening autocrats has anything to do with our diplomatic failure here. Pompeo looked extremely bloated and foolish not realizing that Trump had already accepted a deal with both world leaders and used him as a stooge. Pompeo is such an embarrassment. Did I hear that he graduated from West Point?
America Alone Laughing stock Because no one will believe Pompeo as a legitimate representative of the US. He’s shown he’s a grand deflector of what Trump is trying to hide, his obstruction of justice and inept handling of world affairs. The shunning begins. When you look at all the US has and has not done and how EU feels about us. We deserve everything Trump leaves us with which is nothing.
Pompeo should be fired! In one term Trump has made Russia and China strong and diminished our status as a global leader. Buffoon! Y'all do know America is not feared and respect anymore? Sucks when you don’t have friends in the world. There are still close American allies? Why Iran? Why not Russia?
Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of top commander Qasem SoleimaniTehran is also reportedly asking Interpol for help, according to Fars. Lol Research shows during social upheavals voters send message to govt by showing support for rivals often that support evaporates on election day. We believe there us a 76% chance this is what is pushing Bidens numbers so high Lol!
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Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iran ian general in Baghdad, a local prosecutor reportedly said Monday. While Trump faces no danger of arrest, the charges jokers Iran are mad New York is next. Hahahahaha fuk Iran
Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over drone strike that killed Qasem SoleimaniBREAKING: Iran issues arrest warrants for Trump and 35 others in relation to Islamic Revolution Guard Corps commander Qasem Soleimani's death, the semi-official Fars news agency reports. The Tehran attorney general says Trump was at the top of the list. Ha ha ha ha ha. OMG can't stop laughing! This is the best thing today. Ha ha ha ha
Iran issues arrest warrant for US President Trump, requests Interpol's help Iran had asked Interpol to issue a 'red notice' for Trump and the other individuals the Islamic Republic accuses of taking part in the January killing of General Qassem Soleimani. Iran is a terrorist country with no credibility. Wonderful 😆 😆 😆 👍👌
Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump and requests Interpol's help Iran has put out an arrest warrant and requested a red notice be published by Interpol for President Trump following the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani in January, Iran ian state news agency FARS reports. An fatwa is more appropriate 😉 Ironic. Ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaa