The president of the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday rejected the Trump administration’s demand to restore all U.N. sanctions on Iran, a move that drew an angry rebuke from the U.S. ambassador who accused opponents of supporting “terrorists.”
SVG is among council members which rejected the US demands to `snap back’ Iran sanctions.
Niger takes over the council presidency in September, and its ambassador also sent a joint letter with South Africa, Tunisia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines calling the U.S. “ineligible” to trigger “snap back” because it is not a party to the JCPOA. So it is likely to ignore the U.S. demand as well.
All the council members, except the Dominican Republic, had informed the council president that the U.S. administration’s action was illegal because Trump withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, in 2018.
Djani told members at the end of a virtual meeting on the Mideast on Tuesday that there was no general agreement among council members.
“Having contacted the members and received letters from many member countries it is clear to me that there is one member which has a particular position on the issues, while there are significant numbers of members who have contesting views,” he said.
“In my view there is no consensus in the council,” Djani said. “Thus, the president is not in the position to take further action.”
That means the U.N.’s most powerful body, at least during Indonesia’s presidency, is not going to take up the U.S. demand.
“Iran trusts that the council members will continue preventing that country from undermining the U.N., including the Security Council,” the mission statement said.