China: US announcement on return of UN sanctions on Iran is devoid of any practical effect
Along with other Security Council members, China reaffirmed strong opposition to US unilateral and illegitimate move of undermining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and Council's authority.
Writing a letter to the President of the Security Council and Secretary General of the UN, Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun expressed opposition to the US unilateral announcement on the return of UN sanctions on Iran.
In his letter, Ambassador Zhang Jun said that the US unilaterally withdrew from the JCPOA in May 2018, and is no longer a JCPOA participant, adding that, therefore, it is illegitimate for the US to demand the Security Council invoke the snapback mechanism.
“US unilateral announcement on the return of UN sanctions on IRAN is devoid of any legal, political or practical effect. All sanction resolutions related to Iran will continue to be terminated as per UNSCR2231. It's time to end the political drama by the US,” Jun said. (ILKHA)