'The UN knows that the rules of the game are about to change'

Israel preparing for emergency sessions at UN Security Council, says Ambassador Danon, adds that 'rules of the game for Iran' will change.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Danny Danon
Danny Danon
Israel UN Mission

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon suggested that the United States would likely terminate its sanctions relief for the Tehran regime next month, effectively terminating the Iran nuclear deal.

Speaking at the Jerusalem Post Conference in New York on Sunday, Danon said the United Nations ‘understands’ the likely outcome of President Donald Trump’s demand that the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, better known as the Iran nuclear deal, be amended or terminated.

President Trump has set the date of May 12th as a deadline for renegotiating the agreement. If the deal is not amended the White House’s satisfaction, Trump has warned, he will terminate sanctions relief for Tehran, a key component of the deal.

“When it comes to Iran, everyone in the UN understands that on May 12th the rules of the game will change,” said Danon.

“This includes the permanent members of the Security Council who are the signatories of the JCPOA.”

Danon also discussed threats by the Palestinian Authority and allied member states in the UN to launch new measures in the Security Council and General Assembly against President Donald Trump’s decision to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The move, scheduled to take place on May 14th, has drawn significant criticism from Arab and Muslim nations. A measure against the embassy move was defeated in the Security Council, with the US mission to the UN exercising its veto power. A similar, non-binding measure passed the General Assembly.

“We are preparing for emergency sessions of both the Security Council and the General Assembly in the weeks ahead,” said Danon, “but at the end of the day we don’t set our policy based on threats from the Palestinians. President Trump’s decision was courageous and we call on all countries to follow and move their embassies.”