US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this Thursday insisted that sanctions against Iran resume despite the rejection of the United Nations Security Council in September.
In statements to the American press, Pompeo set the date for the re-imposition of the sanctions on September 20 and made it clear that the United States will oppose it if the Security Council attempts to pass a resolution to move forward with the lifting of the sanctions.
“If no resolution is passed, sanctions against Iran will resume on September 20,” he said after recalling that Washington had veto power in the Security Council.
The United States has among the main deniers of the sanctions Germany, the United Kingdom and France, the latter two countries, which are permanent members of the UN Security Council and therefore have the right of veto. The three European powers are striving to maintain the nuclear agreement signed with Iran in 2015, which led to the lifting of the sanctions.