Iran commends Saint Vincent for defying US at UNSC

Tasnim – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif praised Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for opposing the US government’s illegal actions at the United Nations Security Council.

In a telephone conversation with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce Louis Hilton Straker on Friday, Zarif lauded the southern Caribbean nation’s “principled stances” on the UNSC Resolution 2231 that endorses the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

He also expressed gratitude to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, for opposing Washington’s illegal actions that violate the international law.

The two senior diplomats also discussed issues of mutual interest.

The UN Security Council on August 14 unanimously rejected a US resolution to extend the arms embargo on Iran that is due to expire in October in line with the landmark nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The resolution needed support from nine of 15 votes to pass. Eleven members abstained, including France, Germany and Britain, while the US and the Dominican Republic were the only “yes” votes.