United States takes aim at China, Iran, Russia over treaty violations

United States takes aim at China, Iran, Russia over treaty violations

It further noted that the USA unlawfully quit the nuclear agreement, and is in absolute violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

The US secretary of state blamed Iran and China for instability in the world at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels. "Iran's continued testing and proliferation of ballistic missiles shows that the Iran deal has not moderated the Iranian regime as some had hoped".

Resolution 2231 endorsed the 2015 deal between Tehran and world powers under which Tehran would curb its nuclear enrichment programme in return for the lifting of worldwide sanctions.

Firing back, the Iranian military said all their missile tests are meant to boost national defense by deterring potential attackers.

Iranian military leaders on Sunday vowed to press ahead with weapons testing of intermediate and long-range missiles, as well as other advanced arms systems, which have been banned by sanctions issued by the USA and United Nations.

For its part, Iran said Sunday it would continue missile tests to build up its defences and denied it was in breach of United Nations resolutions.

"We would like to see the European Union move sanctions that target Iran's missile program", Brian Hook, the State Department official who oversees Iran policy, said Monday. "We will continue to both develop and test missiles".

"Under President Trump, we are not abandoning worldwide leadership or our friends in the global system", he said.

"Iran is among the world's top powers in building missiles, radars, armoured vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles", Hatami told official IRNA news agency, reports Xinhua.

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Those US sanctions have targeted Iran's critical oil sector, as well as several major Iranian banks and other industries.

The alleged test comes amid heightened U.S. pressure on Iran, as well as repeated attempts by United States officials to persuade its European allies to stop doing business with Tehran in line with renewed USA sanctions on the country, which came into force on 4 November.

The remarks from Paris and London will be seen by the United States government as the first sign that its key European partners may yet be persuaded to view Iran's broader behaviour as so unsafe that their support for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal can no longer be justified.

Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Sunday that the Islamic Republic is now one of the world's topmost missile powers despite being subject to severe sanctions during the past 40 years. He is also due to meet the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in Brussels.

European leaders are troubled by Trump's rhetoric and say that his decision to pull out of the Paris climate change accord and the 2015 Iran nuclear deal undermine European priorities.

Nevertheless, referring to the recent test, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton wrote on Twitter on Saturday, "This provocative behavior can not be tolerated".

On Monday night, Pompeo told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a fierce critic of the deal, that the U.S. was committed to "confronting the totality of the Iranian regime's threats through maximum pressure", during talks in Brussels on joint efforts to curb Iranian aggression in the region, including by reining in Lebanon's Hezbollah terror group.

"We have a legal and religious duty to reduce the income pressure on the people".

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