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UN Rejects Iran Embargo
By Micah Halpern

Sunday August 16, 2020

I've Been Thinking:

With so much happening in the world, certain stories are bound to get lost and not receive the attention they deserve.

For example: The UN Security Council decided not to extend the embargo on Iran that is scheduled to end October 18th.

The proposal to extend was brought by the United States – and was soundly defeated.

There were 2 votes in favor, 2 opposed and 11 countries abstained. Russia and China, the two countries who opposed, did not even need to waste their veto power. The resolution had no chance of passing.

Five Gulf Arab countries and Israel were in favor of the resolution, but they had no vote. They know that once Iran is back up and running, they will wreak havoc in in the region and elsewhere. Iran will be free to sell weapons to whomever they please.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that we “know Iran will spread even greater chaos and destruction if the embargo expires, but the Security Council chose to ignore them.”

The UN Security Council decision is disastrous. Iran is reading the situation and rejoicing. They will conclude that world leadership does not with the United States or with the Gulf countries. They will understand that the momentum has shifted in their direction.

That conclusion by Iran is far more dangerous than the decision reached by the Security Council.

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17 August 2020 11:10 AM in Thoughts

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