The United States (US) has imposed new sanctions on experts from the Iranian Ministry of Defense and the Energy Agency.
According to the details,the United States has banned dozens of energy experts and officials, including the Iranian Defense Ministry.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steve Munich have imposed sanctions on dozens of people linked to Iran’s defence ministry, including a group of experts and officials from the Atomic Energy Agency.
The US Secretary of State has said that the purpose of imposing sanctions on Iran is to prevent the purchase of weapons. Iran is wasting people’s money on terrorism instead of development.
Pompeo further said on Twitter, “Rather than waiting for Iran to threaten the world, the U.S. is taking sweeping actions to prevent the world’s top state sponsor of terror from obtaining a nuclear weapon. This includes sanctions on 25 entities and individuals. We are keeping Americans and world citizens safe!”
Rather than waiting for Iran to threaten the world, the U.S. is taking sweeping actions to prevent the world’s top state sponsor of terror from obtaining a nuclear weapon. This includes sanctions on 25 entities and individuals. We are keeping Americans and world citizens safe!
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) September 21, 2020
The United States has also decided to ban 27 organizations with military cooperation with Iran. The defence minister said that Iran is supplying weapons to Hezbollah and Houthis, Iran is violating international resolutions by providing weapons.
Earlier in April, the United Nations Security Council has dismissed US demand to impose ‘snapback’ sanctions on Iran.
The President of UNSC said that it was “not in position to take further action” on a bid by the United States to trigger “snapback” sanctions against Iran.
Indonesia’s UN ambassador, Dian Triansyah Djani, remarked on Tuesday while responding to a question from Russia and China during a council meeting on the Middle East.
According to AFP, the move by the UNSC president infuriated US ambassador to the UN, who accused the opposing countries of supporting the “terrorists”.
“Let me just make it really, really clear: the Trump administration has no fear in standing in limited company on this matter,” US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft hit back after Djani spoke.
“I only regret that other members of this council have lost their way and now find themselves standing in the company of terrorists.”