WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would move next week to trigger a “snapback” of sanctions on Iran at the United Nations.
“We’ll be doing a snapback,” Trump told reporters one day after the U.N. Security Council rejected a US bid to extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran. “You’ll be watching it next week.”
The United States has threatened to trigger a return of all U.N. sanctions on Iran using a provision in a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, known as snapback, even though Trump abandoned the accord in 2018. Diplomats have said the United States would face a tough, messy battle in any such move.


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