The high-level week of the UN General Assembly, which began on Tuesday, will continue with two major events on Wednesday - the UN Security Council session under the chairmanship of US President Donald Trump on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and an international conference on Syria, organized by the European Union.
On Tuesday, first speeches were delivered in the UN headquarters, including by Trump, who threatened Iran with new sanctions, and Syria - with possible retaliation for the alleged use of chemical weapons.
Measures to counter Washington’s sanctions against the Iranian economy were in the focus of a ministerial meeting of states parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program. The sides announced their intention to set up a special mechanisms for transactions with Tehran. According to Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for Arms Non-Proliferation and Control Vladimir Yermakov, Washington will continue to put pressure on its European partners and will try to destroy the mechanism of transactions with Iran which is now being created.