The recent UN Security Council vote regarding lifting the embargo on importing and exporting weapons to Iran is not an American diplomatic failure in the literal sense, but a fall of the Council’s approach and United Nations resolutions.
Security Council and United Nations resolutions are supposed to be protectors of international peace, security, and stability, but unfortunately, the UN has corrupted the important task undertaken with this shocking decision.
Last week, the Security Council voted down the project presented by the United States to extend the military embargo imposed on Tehran, which still aspires to achieve nuclear weapons, control more territory and capabilities of its neighbors, and even aims to export its armed militias across borders to neighboring countries in order to destabilize them through creating roving wars in different regions.
An Iranian leader of sectarian extremism uttered a considerable sentence, declared uncharacteristically arrogant, about what was supposed to be the suitability of the speech and the foreign policies of countries when he said that Iran has come to control four Arab capitals.
However, it is not difficult for US to produce alternatives, politically, diplomatically, and economically, and even militarily if necessary, to prevent Iran from achieving its goals of sabotage in the region and the world.
What happened in Beirut is not a normal event at all, nor separate from that incursion. Rather, it is a kind of Iranian ascension to the abyss if investigations prove that its extended military arms in Lebanon, Hezbollah, is involved in the destruction.
The reaction of the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, after the Security Council session, whose stars were Russia and China, hinted that a double veto could be used against the American project if necessary to protect its ally Iran.
Pompeo stated that the failure of the Security Council to act decisively in defense of international peace and security cannot be justified.
He stressed in his statement that the US will never abandon its friends in the region who have expected more from the Security Council, and that the country will continue to work to ensure that a “terrorist theocratic regime” is not free to buy and sell weapons that threaten Europe, the Middle East, and others.
It is likely that the European countries, allies of the United States, abstained from voting on the American project to publicly express their resentment and dissatisfaction with President Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear agreement concluded by the countries in Vienna in 2015, which bore the official name Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Russia and China, which immediately rejected the project, are continuing to support their strategic ally for their new Euro-Asian projects, which reinforces their ambition to change the map of international influence in the world and push the United States to retreat from its advanced position in global geopolitical equations, especially in the vital Middle East region.
While Tehran was celebrating what it called the “defeat” of the United States in the Security Council, the US President called French President Emmanuel Macron, expressing the urgent need for action in the United Nations to extend the arms embargo on Iran.
There are fears among the United States and its western allies that Iran will return to arms hysteria, threatening the security of its neighbors in the Gulf, especially by providing logistical support to its militias deployed in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.
France’s Deputy Permanent Representative to UN, Anne Gueguen, acknowledged that lifting the arms embargo on Iran could have dire consequences for regional security and stability, and expressed regret that US put the project to a vote without seeking consensus in the Security Council Before the opening of the session.
Gueguen’s tactical justification is not a coincidence or an implicit apology from Washington, but rather predicts an anticipated American-French move, the signs of which have begun to take root on the coasts of the Mediterranean near the port of Beirut and on its territory.
The presence of the two countries here is increasing politically, diplomatically, and militarily as well. This is not to mention what we will soon witness with Washington’s move towards re-imposing all UN sanctions stipulated in the nuclear agreement, in a first step on the road to resolute confrontation with Iran after undermining its project in the Security Council.