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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said, “As we predicted the previous days, today, September 20, 2020 will be a memorable day in the history of our country’s diplomacy.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said American officials are themselves aware that their claims with regard to restoring sanctions against Iran is false.
IRGC Commander Major General Hossein Salami warned the US of a hammering it will take if its troops remain in the region, saying Iran is capable of capturing all American bases in the region and act according to the worst-case scenario.
Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations emphasized that US claim to trigger snapback mechanism and returning Iran sanctions lifted under UNSCR 2231 has no legal effect and is considered ‘null and void’.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson recommended that the US government should honor its commitments and stop lawlessness to return to the international community.
Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs dismissed US claim of return of UN sanctions on Iran as null and void, noting that the US regime is now the biggest threat to global peace and security.
Chief Josep Borrell, who is the coordinator of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, known as the JCPOA, one more time stressed that the US is not a JCPOA participant state and cannot initiate the process of reinstating the UN sanctions.
Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi announced that Iranian President and Foreign Minister will deliver speech at UN General Assembly meeting through videoconference.
In response to US officials’ remarks on activation of ‘snapback’ mechanism, Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations said that the US claim of snapback is null and void.
Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Sunday that some 183 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours.