Iran Complains to UN Over New US Sanctions Against Tehran — Iran says U.S. legislation amounts to a “hostile” breach of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has complained to the U.N. Security Council over the latest U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran.

The semi-official Tasnim news agency says Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani announced the complaint on Tuesday, though it’s unclear what Iran expects the United Nations would do.

The move came after the U.S. Senate approved sanctions on Friday against Iran for launching a satellite-carrying rocket into space.

The U.S. legislation imposes mandatory penalties on people involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. It would also apply terrorism sanctions to Iran’s prestigious Revolutionary Guard and enforce an arms embargo. It now goes to President Donald Trump for signing.

Iran has said the U.S. legislation amounts to a “hostile” breach of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

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Iran’s prestigious Revolutionary Guard

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LONDON (Reuters) – Iran has complained to the Joint Commission of the JCPOA (not U.N. Security Council) about sanctions the United States imposed on Iran in July, saying they breached Tehran’s nuclear deal with major powers, the speaker of parliament was quoted on Tuesday as saying.

The Joint Commission was created to oversee implementation of the nuclear deal – which is also known by its acronym JCPOA – clinched in 2015 between Iran and six major powers, including the United States. The deal led to the lifting of most sanctions against Tehran in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.

“Iran’s JCPOA supervisory body assessed the new U.S. sanctions (on Tehran) and decided that they contradict parts of the nuclear deal,” Ali Larijani was quoted by the Tasnim news agency as saying.

“Iran has complained to the (Joint) Commission (of the JCPOA) for the breach of the deal by America,” he added.

(Changes U.N. Security Council to Joint Commission of the JCPOA after Tasnim’s correction)

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One Response to “Iran Complains to UN Over New US Sanctions Against Tehran — Iran says U.S. legislation amounts to a “hostile” breach of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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