"This is outside the framework of (nuclear) negotiations and part of our national security, for which we will not ask any country's permission", Mr. Shekarchi said.
"I don't know for what objective someone would applaud then and now say something like this", Geng said, referring to media reports that applause broke out after Xi and Trump agreed to a trade war ceasefire at their meeting in Argentina. Even if this also fails to yield concrete measures, Fox emphasized that the Trump administration has made it clear that the United States will continue to take unilateral actions as they are deemed necessary.
Pompeo suggested the U.N., EU, African Union, International Monetary Fund and World Bank have all been exploited, undermined and require change, for which US assistance will be required.
A spokesperson for Iran's Foreign Ministry, Bahram Qassemi, rejected Pompeo's claim in a statement on the ministry's website on Sunday.
"Just a few days ago, we unveiled new evidence of Iran's missile proliferation", Hook explained.
"Every nation - every nation - must honestly acknowledge its responsibilities to its citizens and ask if the current worldwide order serves the good of its people as well as it could", Pompeo said in an address to the German Marshall Fund.
That drew a rare rebuke from the European Commission, the bloc's executive. Does it work for all the people of the world?"Today, at the United Nations, peacekeeping missions drag on for decades, no closer to peace"The UN's climate-related treaties are viewed by some nations as simply a vehicle to redistribute wealth"Anti-Israel bias has been institutionalized"The UN was founded as an organization that welcomed peace-loving nations. And that's our reply", Margaritis Schinas said".
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during an event at the Concert Noble in Brussels, Belgium, on December 4, 2018.
Iran's test of a ballistic missile this month alarmed the West and France called it a destabilising act, but the European Union is focused on protecting the 2015 global nuclear deal with Iran that US President Donald Trump pulled out of in May.
However, diplomacy with Iran is highly sensitive for the European Union because Brussels considers the 2015 pact to stop Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon as the bloc's biggest foreign policy achievement in decades and does not want it to collapse.
He said: "Our administration is lawfully exiting or renegotiating outdated or harmful treaties, trade agreements, and other worldwide arrangements that don't serve our sovereign interests, or the interest of our allies".
The 2015 United Nations resolution also enshrines the nuclear deal, which U.S. President Donald Trump quit in May. NATO's European allies have pressed Trump not to follow through with his threat to quit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Moscow, signed in 1987, but instead to work to bring Russian Federation into compliance with the pact.
Most U.N. sanctions were lifted in 2016 under a deal Iran made with world powers to curb its nuclear programme. Russian Federation denies violation of the pact.