Pompeo said in a tweet: The US triggered the 30-day process to restore virtually all UN sanctions on Iran after the Security Council failed to uphold its mission to maintain international peace and security. These sanctions will snap back at midnight GMT on September 20.
This declaration comes after that 13 council members declared their opposition to the US attempt to return of all UN sanctions against Iran on Friday. They claimed that the move of Washington is void because it is using a process that agreed under a 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers that it left two years ago.
Nevertheless, the US claims that it can start the process which is known as snapback since the Security Council resolution in 2015 that determines the nuclear agreement remain names it as a participant.
It should be noted that the process to return the sanctions is a reaction to the Security Council rejecting the attempts of the US on Aug. 14 to extend an arms embargo on Iran beyond its expiration in October.
Otherwise, Pompeo completed on Thursday travel of the Middle East that sought to build on an American-brokered deal to have Israel and the United Arab Emirates normalize relations, while the US Secretary of State debated with his Emirati counterpart the Iranian regional influence during a short visit to the UAE as part of his tour.