UN blocks US bid to trigger ‘snapback’ sanctions on Iran

UNITED NATIONS (HRNW) – The United Nations on Tuesday blocked a controversial bid by the US to reimpose international sanctions on Iran, with the Security Council saying it could not proceed with the disputed move.

The presidency of the Council, assumed in August by Indonesia, is “not in a position to take further action” on Washington s request, said Indonesian ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani.

In a video conference on the Middle East, he cited the lack of consensus in the UN s highest body on the US strategy as the main reason.

The Trump administration accuses Tehran of failing to comply with the terms of the historic 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and is demanding the Security Council reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic.


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