Every September United Nations holds an annual meeting where world leaders gather to discuss important issues, and this time the United States has tried to push the security council to discuss how Iran violated International Law. Nikki Haley ambassador of the United States has addressed the press stating that President Donald Trump is expected to chair the meeting and address how Iran had violated the international law by meddling in the civil wars of Syria and Yemen, and in growing the gap in the Middle eastern countries. Iran’s UN Mission has not responded to the request but they are hoping that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is will address the assembly on the 25th September.
Trump has repeatedly attacked Iran on the spirit of violating the nuclear agreement drawn in 2015 with six other world powers though US has abandoned the same agreement in May. Tehran’s nuclear base has been accused several times of violating the rules laid down by the Security council. Iran has also shown to sow discord by supporting the Yemen War by supplying with arms and ammunitions to the Houthi Rebels. Apart from all this the Syrian situation has worsened ever since Iran has sent its security and intelligence services to advise, assist, train syrian troops and finance the Syrian military to preserve the power of Bashar al Assad. This interference has only strengthened Iran and has caused major refugee crisis and instability in the Middle East region.
Tehran has always denied U.S. accusations that state it supports or supplies to the Houthi’s and that all the test missiles being developed are created for their self defense. Despite U.S. claims Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that US has accused Iran of deadly sins and has asked how Iran’s people could be locked down in their borders and not exert political influence in its neighbours or regional states ? ”
The dates that were locked for Iranian President has been a date many council members were hoping to seek to speak about the growing tensions in Nicaragua but countries like China and Russia have stated that the situation in Nicaragua was not a threat to international peace and security hence the council should not address it right now.