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Pompeo threatened Russia with a response because of disagreement with sanctions against Iran

Washington will impose sanctions against Moscow if Russia and China refuse to comply with the UN sanctions regime being restored by the US against Iran. This was stated on Fox News by US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.

«Quite true. We have already done this when we have seen countries violate existing us sanctions, we have brought every country to account for this and we will do the same with respect to broader UN sanctions,” the us diplomat said.

The day before, US President Donald trump said that he had instructed Secretary of state Mike Pompeo to notify the UN of his intention to restore all sanctions against Iran.

As reported by Fox News, the mechanism for restoring sanctions was included in the provisions of the nuclear deal with Iran, known as the Joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA), which the US concluded with Iran in 2015.

Under the terms of the deal, an individual party to the deal can restore UN sanctions against Iran in full if it considers that the terms of the deal have been violated. Despite the us withdrawal from the deal in 2018, Washington declared its right to remain a participating member of the deal in accordance with UN security Council resolution 2231, which approved it.