Trump administration has declared that all U.N. sanctions against Iran have been restored, a move most of the rest of the world rejects as illegal.
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World should oppose US sanctions or expect the same: Iranian FM
US has extended the arms embargo on Iran, threatening consequences if other member states of the UN did not comply with the sanctions.To this rebuttal from Iran FM.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday said that the world community should oppose the United States’ use of sanctions to impose its will as a “bully,” or expect to face sanctions itself.
Separately the chief of the elite Revolutionary Guards rejected as a “bluff” any possibility of a military conflict with the United States.
US President Donald Trump plans to issue an executive order allowing him to impose US sanctions on anyone violating an arms embargo against Iran, which is set to expire in October, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
The Trump administration says that on Saturday all United Nations sanctions on Iran have to be restored and the conventional arms embargo will no longer expire in mid-October.
“The Americans, as a rule, act as a bully, and impose sanction… The world community should decide how to act towards bullying,” Zarif told Iranian state television hours before the US move aiming to restore UN sanctions against Iran.
“As they (other countries) will face the same thing tomorrow when America takes the same action towards the Nord Stream project, as well as other projects because a bully will continue to act like a bully if he is allowed to do it once,” Zarif said.