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Iran urges the Security Council not to give in to the pressure from the United States and not to fall “under the law of the jungle”.

July 1, 2020

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Yavad Zarif called on the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday not to give in to the pressure from the United States to extend the arms embargo against Tehran, and has announced a vote on this point would mean “in the law of the jungle.” to fall “.

“The international community in general and the UN Security Council in general are facing an important decision. Do we maintain respect for the rule of law or do we return to the law of the jungle by surrendering to the whims of an outlaw tyrant?” He wondered .

Zarif, who appeared hours after the extension of his embargo through a video conference with the agency after his US counterpart Mike Pompeo asked for an extension of the embargo, warned: “If the council fails again, it would be a generational blow to the multilateralist cause and the rule of law “.

Iran urges the Security Council not to give in to the pressure from the United States and not to fall “under the law of the jungle”.
Iran urges the Security Council not to give in to the pressure from the United States and not to fall “under the law of the jungle”.

“After the United States has officially and explicitly ceased to participate in the 2015 nuclear deal and violated all of its obligations under this agreement and resolution 2231, it cannot exercise any rights under it,” he said.