“Move comes after the U.N. Security Council rejected an effort by the US to extend a weapons embargo on Iran last Friday”

Trump announces ‘snapback’ of sanctions on Iran
by Laura Kelly and Morgan Chalfant
August 19, 2020

President Trump announced Wednesday evening that his administration would notify the United Nations of plans to restore “virtually” all sanctions on Iran. “Today, I am directing the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to notify the U.N. Security Council that the United States intends to restore virtually all of the previously suspended United Nations sanctions on Iran,” Trump said during remarks at a press briefing. “It’s a snapback, not uncommon.”…Trump told reporters Saturday that snapback sanctions could come as soon as this week. READ MORE

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