August 20, 2020

Pompeo triggers start of Iran sanctions ‘snapback’ at UN

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The United States on Thursday formally began the process of activating a controversial mechanism aimed at reimposing sanctions on Iran, a contested move that widens a rift with its European allies and threatens the nuclear deal with Tehran.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo submitted a letter to the president of the UN Security Council notifying him of Iran’s “significant” non-compliance with the terms of the 2015 historic accord, according to a copy seen by AFP.The letter, delivered personally to Indonesia’s UN ambassador — who currently holds the Council’s…


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