Are the Security Council Resolutions Against Iran “Illegal”?
I think we have talked about this before on this blog, but I don’t think we ever came to a resolution on Iran’s argument that Security Council sanctions against its nuclear program are “illegal.” Iran’s foreign minister is apparently arguing here that the UNSC resolutions are “politically motivated and unprincipled resolutions” which violate international law, rules and regulations. It “ignores Iran’s legal and inalienable rights guaranteed by the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the nuclear safeguards regime.”
I don’t exactly understand the argument fully or maybe there is no real argument. But it would be interesting to find out what it is and whether it has any plausibility.