Moscow Slams US' Statement on Restoration of Iran Sanctions as 'Theatrical Performance'

© AP Photo / Vahid SalemiIn this April 4, 2015 file photo, Iranian and U.S. banknotes are on display at a currency exchange shop in downtown Tehran, Iran. Iran's president has sent a bill to parliament that would cut four zeroes from value of the nation's sanctions-battered currency, the rial. Semi-official news agencies reported the news on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, saying President Hassan Rouhani sent the bill with urgency to the parliament to consider. Iran's rial has been hammered by the effects of increasing U.S. sanctions on the country.
In this April 4, 2015 file photo, Iranian and U.S. banknotes are on display at a currency exchange shop in downtown Tehran, Iran. Iran's president has sent a bill to parliament that would cut four zeroes from value of the nation's sanctions-battered currency, the rial. Semi-official news agencies reported the news on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, saying President Hassan Rouhani sent the bill with urgency to the parliament to consider. Iran's rial has been hammered by the effects of increasing U.S. sanctions on the country. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States' claim that the UN sanctions on Iran were restored is misleading as the UN Security Council (UNSC) took no steps leading to the restoration of restrictions, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

"The US continues to mislead the international community by speculating that the UN Security Council conducted some sort of procedures to restore the effect of UNSC resolutions on Iran sanctions, which were cancelled after the signing of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)", the official statement from Russia read.

 

 

© AP Photo / Vahid SalemiIn this picture taken on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, Iranian Revolutionary Guards members march during a parade ceremony, marking the 28th anniversary of the onset of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988), in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran
Moscow Slams US' Statement on Restoration of Iran Sanctions as 'Theatrical Performance' - Sputnik International
In this picture taken on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, Iranian Revolutionary Guards members march during a parade ceremony, marking the 28th anniversary of the onset of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988), in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran

 

 

"The facts are that the UN Security Council did not take any action that would lead to the restoration of old sanctions against Iran. All that Washington does is nothing more than a theatrical performance staged in order to subordinate the Security Council to its policy of 'maximum pressure' on Iran and turn this authoritative body into its handy tool," the statement continued.

Moscow further urged Washington to "have enough courage to face the truth and stop speaking on behalf of the UN Security Council".

Earlier in the day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed "the return of virtually all previously terminated UN sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran" under the snapback mechanism of UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

As stressed in the statement, Resolution 2231 has remained intact and all of its provisions, therefore, must be implemented "in the initially agreed mode and volume on the basis of reciprocity among all states".

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