A source close to the two sides says that the P5+1 deal on Iran’s nuclear program must be endorsed under Chapter VII of the U.N. Charter to ensure that the sanctions are removed and that the deal would be binding on future administrations.
Officials in the United States said they have no intention of using the UN to cement the Iran deal.
And do you know why?
Because they want Congress left out completely.
Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for the U..S State Department, said Thursday that Washington seeks a nonbinding deal in order to keep Congress out of the debate in the near term.
The unidentified source said putting the deal under a U.N. oversight and have it approved by a U.N. Security Council resolution is the “main request of the Islamic Republic of Iran from its negotiating sides.”
“A resolution [by the Security Council] under Chapter VII will naturally be a part of the comprehensive solution,” he said, adding that if the final deal is not adopted as a UNSC resolution, “it would be useless and would fail to change the system set up by previous Chapter VII resolutions.”
Iran denied their request was tied to the letter addressed to Iran’s leaders and posted on Sen. Cotton’s website.
A “resolution under Chapter VII of the UN charter is an international and binding treaty for all the member states,” Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said in an interview with Persian-language Seda magazine.
Zarif said once the countries strike a deal, that deal should be approved and confirmed by the United Nations Security Council, adding that in such a situation, “any deal is binding for the current US government and for the future US governments.”
Iran and the P5+1 countries – the United States, Britain, France, China, and Russia plus Germany – are seeking to seal a comprehensive nuclear deal by July 1.
The information comes from Press TV, the Iranian news/propaganda outlet