The Norwegian government does not support the US demand to resume UN sanctions against Iran, according to Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide (H).
From 1 October, Norway will have access to the UN Security Council as an observer for three months, and then as an elected member with full rights for two years from 1 January 2021.
The Foreign Minister is now clarifying Norway’s view of the announcement by US President Domald Trump, to reintroduce the UN sanctions against Iran for what they believe is a breach of the 2015 nuclear agreement.
Not surprisingly, Norway agrees with the position of the European partners in the nuclear agreement, the United Kingdom, France and Germany:
– What happens to the sanctions is an element in the agreement, and Norway still supports the nuclear agreement, says Eriksen Søreide to VG.
On Monday, the Trump administration released a list of 27 people involved in Iran’s nuclear program and arms industry and who they will now punish.
When he presented the list, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he expected Germany, Britain and France to impose the same sanctions.
Rejected by the UN Security Council
US demands have already been dicsussed in the UN Security Council.
Only the Dominican Republic supported the United States.
At the same time, the Norwegian government agrees to pressure Iran to follow the agreement, even though the United States has backed out and introduced its own sanctions.