The E3 denies sanctions on Iran

By Monitoring Desk
Wednesday – September 23, 2020
BERLIN (Germany): France, Germany and the United Kingdom (UK) (“the E3”) noted, Sunday, the United States (US) ceased to be a participant to the joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPoA) following their withdrawal from the deal on May 8, 2018.

According to a German foreign office (FO) statement, on the US attempt to initiate the so-called snapback mechanism 30 days ago, which allows a participant to the JCPoA to seek the re-imposition of the multilateral sanctions against Iran lifted in 2015 in accordance with resolution 2231, adopted by the united nations (UN) security council, the E3 foreign ministers declared: consequently, the purported notification under paragraph 11 of united nations security council resolution (UNSCR) 2231 (year 2015), received from the US and circulated to the UN security council members, is incapable of having legal effect.

It flows from this, that any decisions and actions which will be taken based on this procedure or on its possible outcome will also be incapable of having any legal effect.

We remain guided by the objective of upholding the authority and integrity of the UN security council.

The E3 remains committed to fully implementing UNSCR 2231 by which the JCPoA was endorsed in 2015.

We have worked tirelessly to preserve the nuclear agreement and remain committed to do so.