August 21, 2020

US says France, Britain ‘abdicating duty’ on Iran

Washington (AFP) – The US accused China and allies Britain and France Friday of “abdicating their duty” as it held firm on its solitary push to maintain an arms embargo and restore broader UN sanctions on Iran.”We don’t need anybody’s permission to initiate snapback,” Brian Hook, the State Department’s Special Representative for Iran, told reporters, referring to the mechanism activated by Washington on Thursday to restore sanctions.”Iran is in violation of its voluntary nuclear commitments. The conditions have been met to initiate snapback.”Hook said the lack of support from any other members…


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