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US recourse to Dispute Resolution Mechanism in 2231 has no leg to stand on: Zarif

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Mon / 17 August 2020 / 15:04

Tehran (ISNA) – Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated the fact that US recourse to Dispute Resolution Mechanism in 2231 has no leg to stand on.

"John Bolton has repeated today what he said on May 8, 2018, while National Security Advisor in the Trump administration," Zarif wrote on his official Twitter account.

"At least he is consistent–a trait notably absent in this US administration. US recourse to Dispute Resolution Mechanism in 2231 has NO LEG TO STAND ON," he added.

Zarif made the remarks in reaction to former US national security advisor John Bolton's article in Wall Street Journal in which he undermined US' decision to activate snapback mechanism against Iran, saying: "The agreement's backers argue that Washington, having withdrawn from the deal, has no standing to invoke its provisions. They're right. It's too cute by half to say we're in the nuclear deal for purposes we want but not for those we don't. That alone is sufficient reason not to trigger the snapback process".

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