OREANDA-NEWS. There is no consensus in the United Nations Security Council on the return of sanctions against Iran, requested by the American authorities.

This was reported by The New York Times, citing the Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the UN, Dian Triansyah Djani. “Having contacted the members and received letters from many member countries it is clear to me that there is one member which has a particular position on the issues, while there are significant numbers of members who have contesting views,” he said.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to notify the UN of intention to restore all sanctions against Iran. Pompeo has threatened China and Russia with sanctions if Beijing and Moscow refuse to renew the restrictions.

The term for the restoration of sanctions was included in the provisions of the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. It was signed in 2015 by Iran and six states (China, Germany, Great Britain, France, Russia, and USA). According to the document, a separate party to the deal can restore the UN sanctions against Tehran in full if it decides that the terms of the agreement have been violated. Despite the fact that the USA withdrew from the deal in 2018, the American authorities claimed that they retain the right of a participating member of the treaty in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which approved the agreement.