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On Iran, Trump Issues Waiver But SAO Says This Will Be The Last Time, EU Partners Sought

By Matthew Russell Lee, Photos

UNITED NATIONS, January 12 – At the deadline, US President Donald Trump issued another Iran sanctions waiver but a Senior Administration Official told the press this will be the last such waiver. The official said that Trump intends to work on a "follow-on agreement" with "European partners." We'll see. In the UN Security Council meeting on the Iran protests on January 5, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said said of the protesters, "the world should applaud their courage. The voices of the Iranian people should be heard. Some of our colleagues believe that human rights have no place here. The US does not share that belief. Human rights are not the gift of governments. They are the inalienable right of the people themselves. The US stands unapologetically with those who seek freedom for themselves and prosperity for their families." This came minutes after France's Ambassador Francois Delattre said France opposes "instrumentalizing" the situation in Iran from outside. In the chamber, Delattre spoke of the JCPOA: "We must commit to fully upholding the agreement with Iran. This was the approach that enjoyed consensus…the matter at hand is to ensure that it is rigorously implemented. To lose this hard-won ground would be a major setback, not just for the region, but for the international community and the non-proliferation regime, and the consequences for that might be very heavy.... However alarming the events of recent weeks may be, they do not constitute a threat to international peace and security…We must be wary of any attempts to exploit this crisis for personal ends." Les droits de l'homme. Before a 2:30 pm pre-meeting, the Ambassadors of France and the UK said they will vote to hold the meeting (though France's Francois Delattre cautioned against any "instrumentalizing" of the situation from outside, a position echoing France's on the crackdown in the Anglophone areas of Cameroon. Delattre wished "bonne annee aux Anglophones"). At the UN noon briefing it emerged that Iran's Permanent Representative went to the UN's 38th floor and met not with Secretary General Antonio Guterres but with his chief of staff. Inner City Press asked why that was, why Guterres' public schedule has been empty (all internal) for the three days he's been back after an 11 day vacation, and if the chief of staff's schedule can be made public. Apparently not. Nor would spokesman Farhan Haq answer with whom Russia's Nebenzia met on January 4 on the 38th floor. Ah, transparency. Kazakhstan is the president of the Security Council for January, and just as they refused on January 2 to take a single Press question about Africa, on January 4 they sent notice initially only to some correspondents. (Notable, given press freedom issues there.) As quickly obtained by Inner City Press from multiple sources, they wrote: "Dear friends, To keep you informed, tomorrow SC meets on Iran at 3.00PM, open format. And a short announcement, our Delegation is delighted to invite you to a Tea and Coffee table with Kazakh national delights, to be served every Tuesday and Thursday, starting from 9 January, 9.30 to 11.30AM, in the UNCA Room, 3d Floor, Secretariat Building." We have and will have more on this. 


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