Bipartisan US House majority urges Pompeo to extend UN arms embargo on Iran

Source: Middle East Eye - View Original Article
Published: May 04, 2020
Category:
Bias Rating:

54% Liberal


Bias Score Calculation:


Policies:

Iran

Sentiments

91% "America's move is illegitimate and our reaction will be proportionate.""
88% "Republican Congressman Michael McCaul, a ranking member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, said the US needs to reinforce the UN arms embargo for the ..."
77% "The United States is not a member of the nuclear deal anymore, Abbas Mousavi, a spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry, told reporters on Monday.""
71% "More than three-quarters of the House signed a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling on the administration to renew the embargo which ..."
70% "In a statement separate from the joint letter, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, a Democrat, urged the Trump administration to implement a ..."
69% "We are prepared to exercise all of our diplomatic options to ensure the arms embargo stays in place at the UN Security Council, he ..."
66% "Engel said the administration needs to reach out to allies to stop the UN embargo from expiring not through snapback or going it alone, ..."
65% "This could have disastrous consequences for US national security and our regional allies.""
64% "Last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he was hopeful the UNSC would extend the arms embargo before it expires in October.""
63% "We are concerned that the ban's expiration will lead to more states buying and selling weapons to and from Iran, the 387 lawmakers said ..."

We have listed the top 10 sentiments. More sentiments do exist. Please review the full article for more information.



*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization

Extremely
Liberal

Very
Liberal

Moderate-left

Neutral

Moderate-right

Very
Conservative

Extremely
Conservative

100%

100%

Contributing sentiments towards policy:

91% : "America's move is illegitimate and our reaction will be proportionate.
88% : Republican Congressman Michael McCaul, a ranking member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, said the US needs to reinforce the UN arms embargo "for the sake of international peace and security".
77% : "The United States is not a member of the nuclear deal anymore," Abbas Mousavi, a spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry, told reporters on Monday.
71% : More than three-quarters of the House signed a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling on the administration to renew the embargo which expires in October.
70% : In a statement separate from the joint letter, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, a Democrat, urged the Trump administration to implement a "realistic and practical strategy" on the issue, suggesting he disapproved of the plan to invoke past JCPOA membership as a means to renew the embargo.
69% : "We are prepared to exercise all of our diplomatic options to ensure the arms embargo stays in place at the UN Security Council," he said.
66% : Engel said the administration needs to reach out to allies to stop the UN embargo from expiring "not through snapback or going it alone, but through a careful diplomatic campaign".
65% : "This could have disastrous consequences for US national security and our regional allies.
64% : Last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he was "hopeful" the UNSC would extend the arms embargo before it expires in October.
63% : "We are concerned that the ban's expiration will lead to more states buying and selling weapons to and from Iran," the 387 lawmakers said in the letter.
61% : We urge you to work with allies and like-minded partners, including through the United Nations Security Council, to extend these provisions ...," the lawmakers continued.
60% : While the US withdrew from the JCPOA in 2018, the Trump administration is planning to legally claim to be a "participant state" in the agreement, but only for the purpose of invoking its rights to "snapback" sanctions under the UNSC resolution.
58% : While the legal framework on the US's argument is unclear, the decision to accept or deny the US's position will ultimately be up to UNSC members to decide.
58% : "Nearly every member of the US House of Representatives is in agreement: Iran must not be allowed to buy or sell weapons.
57% : 'Nearly every member of the US House of Representatives is in agreement: Iran must not be allowed to buy or sell weapons' - Republican Congressman Michael McCaul
55% : A group of nearly 400 members of the US House of Representatives has called on the Trump administration to use diplomatic channels to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran.
48% : The embargo, set to expire in October, is part of a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution that was passed alongside the 2015 multilateral Iran nuclear deal known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
37% : Iran has strongly criticised the Trump administration's efforts to use its past membership in the JCPOA as a tool to influence the UNSC's decision on the arms embargo.
9% : This isn't a Republican or Democrat issue, or even just an American issue," McCaul said.
6% : "The Trump administration has promised a better deal and it falls to the administration to solve this crisis, not make it worse," the chairman said.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap