“Qassem Soleimani” is still in the black list of the US government

“Qassem Soleimani” is still in the black list of the US government

16-07-2015 04:00 PM

Qassem Soleimani is still in the black list of the US governmentMinutes after the declaration of the nuclear deal with Iran, Twitter immersion torrent of tweets that the Qods Force commander, in charge of foreign operations in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Gen. Qassem Soleimani achieved another victory, but on the diplomatic front, this time, through his inclusion in the lifting of sanctions as part of the agreement .

The US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on multiple Soleimani, including inclusion on the blacklist. And it included the UN Security Council Soleimani’s name on the list of officials covered by international sanctions since eight years.

A spokesman for the Treasury Department and the official in the US State Department confirmed that the international sanctions imposed on Soleimani will raise at the end of the day, but the nuclear deal does not mean to remove his name from the blacklist US government.

An official at the US State Department for Foreign Policy magazine, on condition of anonymity, that the lifting of Soleimani name from the black list of the United Nations the issue of non-negotiable. Iran is insisting that it will not sign an agreement on its nuclear program if you do not include the lifting of all sanctions imposed by the United Nations on them, including the lifting of the names of Iranian companies and an Iranian on its blacklist.

Under the nuclear deal, lift United Nations sanctions on two stages, carried out first what to take Iran first steps required to prove its commitment to a comprehensive joint plan of action. And implement the second phase within eight years.

The promotion back Soleimani name as one covered by the lifting of the sanctions under the agreement to the presence of two people whose names Qassem Soleimani among the names that the text of the agreement on the lifting of sanctions against it at some point. The news agency Fars said Gen. Qassem Soleimani one of these names.

But the State Treasury and the Ministries of the Americas in an attempt to clarify the confusion saying that Qassem Soleimani meant nothing to do with the commander of the Qods Force, but is the head of operations in the Sand mine for the extraction of uranium in Iran, and happens to be named Qassem Soleimani, too.

It was Soleimani second name mentioned in the resolution issued by the Security Council in 2008 as a person linked to Iran’s nuclear activities sensitive or develop systems for the delivery of nuclear weapons to their targets, as an official at the US Treasury Department for the magazine Foreign Policy students said is also on condition of anonymity . The official added that the sanctions imposed on Soleimani this will raise during the first phase.

remains on the US list

Gen. Soleimani, commander of the Qods Force, the United Nations sanctions would lift him within eight years, but he will remain on the black list of American government.

But these explanations did not convince Republicans in Congress, as expressed anger at the inclusion Soleimani lift the sanctions.

He said Senator Tom Cotton in a television interview that the nuclear deal a fatal mistake for many reasons, including the lifting of sanctions on people like Soleimani.

He announced Cotton: “Here we are today raise penalties for organizations such as the Guard Iran’s Revolutionary and people like Qasim Suleiman, the general who leads the Corps is responsible for killing American soldiers. ”

The official said the same at the Foreign Ministry, who spoke to the magazine Foreign Policy that the United States does not include Qassem Soleimani or any subsidiary of the Revolutionary Guards to lift the sanctions entities, but he acknowledged that the Iranians covered UN Security Council resolutions will raise their names end up on the black list of the United Nations.

said Caroline Rabbit, director of communications at the Cotton Office: “It is important that the sanctions will be lifted for Qassem Soleimani, regardless of whether the United Nations or the United States that will file, and whether will raise now or after eight years. ”