US allies reject Trump’s demand to restore UN sanctions on Iran

United Nations: US allies Britain, France, Germany reject Trump administration's demand to restore UN sanctions on Iran.

A security council meeting at United Nations.Credit:AP

The United States moved to restore all UN sanctions on Iran on Thursday, arguing Tehran was in violation of a nuclear deal it struck with world powers in 2015 even though Washington itself abandoned that agreement two years ago.

The United States submitted a letter to the 15-member UN Security Council alleging Iranian non-compliance, in theory starting a 30-day process that could lead to the "snapback" of UN sanctions even though major powers like Russia reject the US stance and say they will not restore the penalties.

Reuters, AP

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