Hundreds of lawmakers urge Pompeo to take 'increased diplomatic

Source: The Hill - View Original Article
Published: May 03, 2020
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92% Liberal


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Iran

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97% "At issue is a U.N. Security Council resolution that was passed in 2015 in support of the nuclear deal between Iran and several world ..."
94% "We need to extend the U.N. arms embargo on Iran for the sake of international peace and security.""
92% "U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231 is unambiguous where the United States is a participant, Pompeo said at a press briefing Wednesday.""
89% "We also urge you to make clear to the international community that U.S. sanctions on Iranian arms transfers remain in place and will be ..."
84% "The lawmakers also expressed concern about the expiring travel restrictions.""
83% "Hook added that the administration is very focused negotiating a resolution to extend the arms embargo that will pass the Security Council. So we are ..."
81% "Describing those subject to the restrictions as some of Iran's most notorious individuals who have long violated U.N. proliferation and weapons restrictions, the lawmakers ..."
80% "I am proud the House is speaking with one voice to protect the world against Iran's aggressive and destabilizing behavior.""

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

97% : At issue is a U.N. Security Council resolution that was passed in 2015 in support of the nuclear deal between Iran and several world powers.
94% : We need to extend the U.N. arms embargo on Iran for the sake of international peace and security.
92% : "U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231 is unambiguous where the United States is a participant," Pompeo said at a press briefing Wednesday.
89% : "We also urge you to make clear to the international community that U.S. sanctions on Iranian arms transfers remain in place and will be fully enforced."
84% : "We look forward to working with you to reauthorize these expiring U.N. restrictions, which are essential to protecting our national security and the American people."
84% : The lawmakers also expressed concern about the expiring travel restrictions.
83% : As of Sunday, the letter has 384 signatures.
83% : Hook added that the administration is "very focused" negotiating a resolution to extend the arms embargo that will pass the Security Council. "So we are well within our rights under a plain reading of 2231, but we are very hopeful about being able to renew the arms embargo," he said.
81% : Describing those subject to the restrictions as "some of Iran's most notorious individuals who have long violated U.N. proliferation and weapons restrictions," the lawmakers said continuing to restrict their movement is "critical to our national security."
80% : I am proud the House is speaking with one voice to protect the world against Iran's aggressive and destabilizing behavior."
78% : The administration has also been urging the United Nations to renew the arms embargo and travel restrictions, warning that allowing the sanctions to expire will let Iran spread what it describes as a destabilizing activity.
77% : Hundreds of House lawmakers in both parties are calling on Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael
77% : They also urged Pompeo to take steps to expand who is covered by the travel restrictions, including adding new Quds Force leader Esmail Ghanni.
74% : Under the resolution, an arms embargo on Iran, as well as an arms export ban, is set to lift Oct. 18.
71% : "America must continue its longstanding, bipartisan leadership in order to limit Iran's destabilizing activities throughout the world," they added.
70% : "Additionally, enforcement of these travel bans is key," the lawmakers wrote.
69% : In a briefing Thursday, Brian Hook, the administration's special envoy for Iran, argued the United States is still a party to the U.N. resolution because its name is explicitly mentioned in the text.
67% : The resolution also said travel restrictions on officials and entities involved in Iran's nuclear and missile programs will expire in October.
66% : The letter was organized by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelTop US, European lawmakers call for global unity in COVID response House Republican calls for investigation into China and WHO's handling of coronavirus Hillicon Valley: Scammers target stimulus checks | Amazon workers protest changes to paid time off policy | Commerce tightens export controls on military technologies | Lawmakers aim to combat global censorship MORE (D-N.Y.) and committee ranking member Rep. Michael McCaulMichael Thomas McCaulSunday shows preview: America braces for next month of pandemic House Republican calls for investigation into China and WHO's handling of coronavirus Hillicon Valley: Scammers target stimulus checks | Amazon workers protest changes to paid time off policy | Commerce tightens export controls on military technologies |
65% : "We write to urge increased diplomatic action by the United States to renew the expiring United Nations arms embargo against Iran and United Nations travel restrictions on those Iranian individuals involved with dangerous proliferation activities," the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Pompeo obtained by The Hill ahead of its release.
64% : "Nearly every member of the U.S. House of Representatives is in agreement: Iran must not be allowed to buy or sell weapons," McCaul said in a statement.
61% : But a renewal of the arms embargo is likely to meet opposition from Russia and China, which have veto power in the Security Council.
60% : Richard PompeoSunday shows preview: America braces for next month of pandemic Senate Democrats call on administration to provide COVID-19 testing for migrants before deportation Five things to know as intelligence community probes coronavirus's origins MORE to take "increased diplomatic action" to renew a United Nations arms embargo on Iran set to expire in October.
60% : President TrumpDonald John TrumpMajor hotel group to return millions in PPP funding Trump administration's 'Operation Warp Speed' looking at 14 potential COVID-19 vaccines to fast-track Tlaib, Lowenthal pen op-ed asking Trump administration to release aid to Palestinians to fight COVID-19 MORE withdrew the United States from the nuclear deal in 2018 and has re-imposed harsh sanctions on Iran.
58% : (Mike)
52% : Commander Qassem Soleimani routinely flouted these U.N. travel restrictions, including visiting Russia to coordinate Russia's deadly intervention in Syria.
46% : The Trump administration arguing it remains a participant is likely to irk the United States' European allies, who continue to support the nuclear deal and view the administration's argument as cherry-picking when to follow the deal to fit its agenda.
44% : We urge you to lead a campaign within the Security Council to expand this list and facilitate its full enforcement."
42% : "There is no qualification in 2231 where 'participant' is defined in a way to require participation in the JCPOA.
41% : Doing so could allow the United States to invoke a snapback of U.N. sanctions that were in place before the nuclear deal, extending the arms embargo and effectively killing the nuclear deal.
39% : "We urge you to work with allies and like-minded partners, including through a new United Nations Security Council resolution, to extend these provisions in order to prevent Iran from buying and selling weapons, while also working to increase accountability for violations of the existing embargo," they wrote.
37% : Pompeo and other officials have indicated in recent weeks they could take another step to force the issue: argue the United States remains a participant in the nuclear deal as defined by the Security Council resolution despite Trump having withdrawn from the agreement.
37% : In the letter from House lawmakers, they urged Pompeo to work with "allies and like-minded partners" to renew the arms embargo.
36% : "Former [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force]
28% : Ghanni became commander of Iran's elite Quds Force after a U.S. drone strike killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
26% : Lawmakers aim to combat global censorship MORE (R-Texas).
20% : "We are going to make sure that come October of this year, the Iranians aren't able to buy conventional weapons that they would be given what President Obama and Vice President Biden delivered to the world in that terrible deal.
16% : And if the drafters wanted to make the qualification, they could have, but they did not," Hook said, using the acronym for the official name of the nuclear deal.
9% : "This isn't a Republican or Democrat issue, or even just an American issue.

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