We are watching the decline of American power and influence: US fails to rally UNSC behind Iran agendast

US fails to rally UNSC behind Iran agenda: Analyst

An analyst believes US President Donald Trump was seeking to use the protests in Iran as an “opportunity” to put pressure on the Iranian government but he failed to push his agenda at the UN Security Council (UNSC).

“I do not think he has succeeded, I think he did not get the support critically from UN Security Council big players like France who dismissed it and said well look, there is no threat to international peace, why should we even have a debate in the house and Russia of course slammed it completely, the report as being entirely baseless,” Martin Jay told PressTV in an interview on Saturday.

“I think we are looking at a certain amount of panic coming from the Trump administration to throw its weight around in New York at United Nations to [put] this subject into play and try and generate hysteria and panic from other members, I think it does not reflect very well on Trump’s administration and I think he is losing credibility with other key members of the UN Security Council,” he added.

The comments came after the UNSC finally gave in to a US push for a meeting on the latest events inside Iran, but the session did not go as planned as the council’s veto wielders and Washington’s own allies used the debate to criticize the White House for involving the council in Iran’s domestic affairs and seeking to link those issues to the 2015 multinational nuclear deal.

 

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